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Auditor General’s Office being ignored on Defence file

By Joshua Juneau      

It is not understandable why this government has not debated these comprehensive and informative reports by the auditor general.

Michael Ferguson, the late auditor general, pictured in this file photograph at the National Press Theatre and who died on Feb. 2 of cancer, had been Canada's auditor general since 2011. Joshua Juneau says the AG's 2018 report on the progress of Operation Honour is important, but has been ignored by the government. The Hill Times file photograph

OTTAWA—The Auditor General’s Office plays an important role in Canada in holding government accountable and making recommendations to improve current systems of government, both in terms of service delivery and cost effectiveness. In conducting independent reviews and making recommendations the auditor general and his staff deploy significant time, money, and resources. Their objectives are noble.

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