Raison d’ętre

The Auditor General is an Officer of Parliament, who is independent from the government and reports directly to Parliament. The Office of the Auditor General is the legislative audit office of the federal government and of the three northern territories. The main legislative auditing duties are financial audits, performance audits, special examinations, and sustainable development monitoring activities and environmental petitions. These audits and studies provide objective information, advice and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, governments and Canadians. With its reports and testimony, the Office of the Auditor General assists parliamentarians and territorial legislators in their work on the authorization and oversight of government spending and operations. The Minister of Finance is responsible for tabling the Auditor General’s administrative reports in Parliament, including the Departmental Plan and Departmental Results Report.

Organizational Estimates

Table 283. Organizational Estimates (dollars) - Office of the Auditor General

 

2018–19 Expenditures

2019–20 Main Estimates

2019–20 Estimates To Date

2020–21 Main Estimates

Budgetary                                                                                      

Voted

1

Program expenditures

79,098,121

78,084,524

78,084,524

78,084,524

Total Voted

79,098,121

78,084,524

78,084,524

78,084,524

Total Statutory

8,903,745

10,153,772

10,153,772

9,821,950

Total Budgetary

88,001,866

88,238,296

88,238,296

87,906,474

2020–21 Main Estimates by Purpose

Table 284. 2020–21 Main Estimates by Purpose - Budgetary - Office of the Auditor General

 

Operating

Capital

Transfer Payments

Revenues and other reductions

Total

Legislative Auditing

90,566,474

0

0

(2,660,000)

87,906,474

Total

90,566,474

0

0

(2,660,000)

87,906,474

Listing of Statutory Authorities

Table 285. Listing of Statutory Authorities - Office of the Auditor General - Budgetary (dollars)

 

2018–19 Expenditures

2019–20 Estimates To Date

2020–21 Main Estimates

Contributions to employee benefit plans

8,903,407

10,153,772

9,821,950

 

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