IMPORTANT UPDATE: Media Advisory—The Auditor General will deliver 4 performance audit reports to the House of Commons—Thursday 23 March 2023

NEW DATE AND TABLING SCHEDULE Media Advisory—The Auditor General will deliver 4 performance audit reports to the House of Commons—Monday 27 March 2023

Ottawa, 13 March 2023—On Monday 27 March 2023, the Auditor General of Canada, Karen Hogan, will deliver 4 performance audit reports to the House of Commons. Tabling is expected at approximately 11:00 am (Eastern daylight timeEDT). Descriptions of the reports are provided below.

Embargoed reports

If you are a journalist accredited by a recognized media organization and wish to receive embargoed electronic copies of the reports at 8:30 am (EDT) on 27 March 2023, please email to receive registration instructions for the media preview. Registration must be completed by 5:00 pm (EDT) on 24 March 2023. Please note that print copies of the reports are not available for distribution.

News conference

Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend a news conference with Auditor General, Karen Hogan, from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm (EDT) via Zoom or in person (Room 200 – 144 Wellington Street, Ottawa). Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access.


To book an interview, please call 1‑888‑761‑5953 or email

The 2023 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada included in this release are:

Report 1—Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities. This audit focused on whether VIA Rail, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, and the Canadian Transportation Agency identified and removed existing barriers and worked toward preventing transportation barriers for persons with disabilities.

Report 2—Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas. This audit focused on whether Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission have improved the accessibility, affordability, and quality of high-speed Internet and mobile cellular connectivity for Canadians in rural and remote areas.

Report 3—Rehabilitation of Parliament’s Centre Block—Public Services and Procurement Canada. This audit focused on whether Public Services and Procurement Canada effectively managed the cost, schedule, and scope of the Centre Block Rehabilitation Program while balancing the requirements of Parliament, the heritage character of the building, sustainability, and equitable access for parliamentarians and the public. It also examined whether the department, in cooperation with key partners and stakeholders, put in place a governance framework to support timely decisions for the Centre Block Rehabilitation Program.

Report 4—International Assistance in Support of Gender Equality—Global Affairs Canada. This audit focused on whether Global Affairs Canada implemented the Feminist International Assistance Policy by funding projects that supported gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in low- and middle-income countries, and by demonstrating that the projects were generating expected outcomes.

Reports of the Auditor General of Canada are made available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada website immediately following tabling.

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