The Peace Tower flag was lowered to half mast in Mr. Ferguson's honour at the request of the prime minister, said PCO clerk Michael Wernick.
Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick speaks of the legacy of the late auditor general, Michael Ferguson, during his funeral, held Feb. 7. Mr. Ferguson died of cancer on Feb. 2. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Several hundred people gathered to celebrate the life of Michael Ferguson, the late auditor general who developed a reputation for offering tough, but fair, critiques of the government’s record on a number of issues.
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