Auditor General needs bigger funding boost due to pandemic
Priorities are to examine the government’s ability to buy PPE for health-care workers, food supply and CERB.
New AG says office narrowing focus on federal COVID-19 programs
Will be on how prepared federal officials were for the pandemic, as well as key parts of the federal response.
Ontario not on track to achieving emissions reductions targets: AG
Climate plan underestimated the starting point for emissions by including several green programs cancelled by the Ford government.
Ontario AG assesses green energy cancellation costs as reasonable
Her office will revisit the costs in March 2020 as part of its audit of this year’s financial statements.
Ontario government understates deficit by billions: AG
Has not accurately reflected the true cost of its borrowing plan to cut hydro rates by 25%.
Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall
Fewer problems anticipated as the overall procurement system has been revamped with a variety of checks and balances.
Wynne government obscuring true financial impact of cuts to hydro bills: AG
The plan’s total cost will be $39.4 billion over 30 years, but Ontario’s net debt and future deficits won’t reflect that.
Foreign worker program rife with issues, auditor general says
Report finds employers aren’t exhausting all options to fill open positions with domestic workers.
Liberals dispute auditor general’s accounting methods
Differ on the amount of the deficit and how pension numbers are shown.
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Ont. drivers have overpaid billions for auto insurance: study
Ontario trial lawyers association calls on auditor general to investigate bloated industry profit benchmark.
Wynne rebuffs calls to fire Chiarelli over smart meters
Premier, energy minister disagree with AG’s conclusion the program is almost double the projected cost.
AG sounds alarm over Ont.’s growing debt
Report suggests net debt-to-GDP ratio is projected to reach a high of 40.5% in 2015-16.
OPG generous salaries, pensions, bonuses push up electricity rates
Ontario auditor general’s cites significantly more generous compensation than other public service positions.
Government waste cost taxpayers as much as $197B since 1988
Fraser Institute study identifies systemic problem: 614 instances of mismanagement .