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Dec 04, 2019, 12:30 ET Expanded Annual Report Focuses on Health and Safety of Ontarians, Corrections and Justice System, and on the Environment

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Most of the value-for-money audits in the 2019 Annual Report relate to programs aimed at protecting the health, safety and well-being of Ontarians, Auditor General...


Dec 05, 2018, 13:01 ET Auditor General's 2018 Annual Report Notes Public Spending Did Not Consistently Bring Anticipated Benefits

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The 2018 Annual Report of the Auditor General of Ontario was made public today after it was tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The Report, presented in two volumes,...


Sep 27, 2018, 13:58 ET Weak Governance and Operational Practices at NPCA: Auditor General

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) has taken steps to improve its operations and has several initiatives under way. However, it still has significant...


Apr 25, 2018, 12:34 ET Government Statement on Finances "Not Reasonable": Auditor General

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's presentation of the province's finances in its Pre-Election Report last month is "not reasonable" because it understates Ontario's deficit and ...


Dec 06, 2017, 12:44 ET Auditor General's 2017 Annual Report Identifies Need for Better Government Planning to Act on Known Issues

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The 2017 Annual Report of the Auditor General of Ontario was made public today after it was tabled in the Ontario Legislature. The Report, presented in two volumes,...


Oct 17, 2017, 10:56 ET Auditor General Says Provincial Government Plans to Obscure the Financial Impact of Electricity Rate Cuts

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - In a Special Report, the Auditor General says the government created an unnecessary, complex financing structure to keep the true financial impact of most of its 25%...


Sep 07, 2017, 16:28 ET Ontario Government Understates Annual Deficit and Net Debt: Auditor General

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Auditor General of Ontario issued a qualified audit opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Ontario, saying the statements significantly ...


Feb 16, 2017, 10:51 ET Auditor General to Government: 'Show Me the Letter'

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's Auditor General says the government's Pension Asset Advisory Panel Report supports her Office's main position: before the Province can use surpluses of two...


Nov 30, 2016, 13:35 ET Auditor General's 2016 Annual Report Identifies Need for Improvements

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - The 2016 Annual Report of the Auditor General of Ontario was made public today after it was tabled in the Ontario Legislature. The Report, presented for the first time...


Jun 08, 2016, 11:27 ET 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games a Success, But Cost Ontario More than Initially Planned, Auditor General Says in a Special Report

TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The 2015 Toronto Pan American and Parapan American Games (Games) unfolded successfully, but Ontario had to contribute $304 million more than initially committed for...


May 18, 2016, 11:16 ET Government Funding to Unions Covered More Than Just Bargaining Costs, Auditor General Says in Special Report

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario government funding to education-sector unions for bargaining costs was unusual but within the government's authority, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said in a...


Dec 02, 2015, 12:26 ET Auditor General Releases 2015 Annual Report

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk's 2015 Annual Report was tabled in the Ontario Legislature. It covered results from a wide range of value-for-money audits, including ...


Sep 23, 2015, 11:27 ET Hard Look Needed to Improve CCAC Service Delivery Model, Auditor General Says

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario government needs to take a hard look at how the province's Community Care Access Centres (CCACs), along with their third-party service providers, deliver...


May 14, 2015, 13:30 ET Statement from Ontario's Independent Legislative Officers

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario's Independent Officers of the Legislative Assembly are calling on the provincial government to reverse plans in the Budget Bill that they believe will...


May 12, 2015, 11:17 ET Government Ads Could Become Partisan, Auditor General says in Special Report

TORONTO, May 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontarians could see taxpayer-funded partisan advertising if proposed changes to the Government Advertising Act, 2004 (Act) are passed in the Legislative Assembly,...


Apr 29, 2015, 13:17 ET Budget Bill Guts Government Advertising Act, Auditor General warns

TORONTO, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Legislative amendments proposed in the 2015 provincial budget would gut the province's landmark law prohibiting partisan government advertising, Auditor General Bonnie ...


Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 ET Savings Achieved, But Winter Highway Maintenance Deteriorated, Auditor General Says in Special Report

TORONTO, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario's motorists faced less safe winter highway conditions after the province moved in 2009 to save money by contracting out winter road maintenance primarily to...


Dec 09, 2014, 15:24 ET Key Issues of Value for Money and Service Delivery Highlighted in Auditor General's 2014 Annual Report

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario government programs that we examined didn't always provide value for money or deliver services as effectively as the public has the right to expect, Auditor...


Nov 26, 2014, 12:12 ET Main Pan Am Security Contract Handled Properly; Security Co-ordination Needs Improvement, Ontario Auditor General Says

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's decision to award the contract for the bulk of the private security needed for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to Contemporary Security Canada ...


Nov 19, 2014, 11:13 ET Government's Projected Savings Were Reasonable, Ontario Auditor General Says in Special Report on Education Sector Collective Agreements

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The government's estimates that it could reduce education sector costs by more than $2 billion over a two-year period were reasonable, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said ...


Apr 28, 2014, 13:56 ET OLG Modernization Plan "Overly Optimistic," Auditor General says in Special Report

TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - A 2012 plan to modernize the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and generate higher profits for the province was "overly ambitious" and "overly optimistic,"...


Dec 10, 2013, 16:14 ET Programs need to ensure cost-effective use of scarce public resources, says Auditor General in 2013 Annual Report

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario, released her 2013 Annual Report today. This is the first Annual Report she has issued since taking office on September 3, 2013....


Oct 08, 2013, 15:24 ET Oakville cancellation costs higher than necessary: Auditor General

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2010 decision to cancel a planned gas-fired power plant in Oakville and move it to Napanee may cost Ontarians $675 million, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk said today,...


Apr 15, 2013, 13:34 ET Mississauga Plant cancellation to cost $275 million: Auditor General

TORONTO, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2011 decision to stop construction of a gas-fired power plant in Mississauga and move it to the Sarnia area will likely cost the public about $275 million, Auditor ...


Dec 12, 2012, 12:56 ET Tough times demand tough decisions, Ontario Auditor General says in 2012 Annual Report

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - In difficult economic times, one of the biggest challenges governments face is to find more efficient and cost-effective ways of doing things while continuing to offer...