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AG says office has kept pace with scrutinizing feds’ pandemic spending

By Palak Mangat      

The OAG, which typically has a staff of between 575 and 600 employees, has now surpassed the 700 mark after it began recruiting additional reinforcements to help manage the COVID workload.

Auditor General Karen Hogan, pictured speaking to the House Public Accounts Committee on Jan. 26, says 'most' of the office's financial auditors were involved in auditing Ottawa's finances for the 2019-2020 year. Screen capture via ParlVu

Despite being tasked with scrutinizing an unprecedented level of government spending, the auditor general says her office has been able to keep pace with the demand, because it has hired additional workers. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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