News Releases

Below are our most recent news releases. If you are looking for older releases, you can find them with the corresponding report on our Publications page.

October 2018

October 9 - Government can improve its reporting of tax expenditures
Related Report - Understanding Tax Expenditures

August 2018

August 29 - Government should follow generally accepted accounting principles
Related Report - Understanding Our Audit Opinion on B.C.'s 2017/18 Summary Financial Statements

July 2018

July 10 - Surplus government real estate sales achieved target revenue, but room for improvement
Related Report - An Independent Audit of the Ministry of Citizens’ Services Real Estate Asset Sales Management

July 9 - Auditor General outlines performance, goals and priorities
Related Report - Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017/18

May 2018

May 23 - Ministries not working together to effectively oversee healthy eating and physical activity in K-12
Related Report - Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit

May 8 - School District 61 managing executive expenses well
Related Report - An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61

April 2018
April 13 - Auditor General highlights strategies to make significant impact
Related Report - Service Plan 2018/19 - 2020/21

March 2018

March 15 - Auditor General highlights risks to the BC Utilities Commission’s effectiveness
Related Report - Observations on the BC Utilities Commission

February 2018

February 22 - Northern Health unable to fill a substantial number of nursing positions in rural areas
Related Report - An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C.

February 15 - Government not adequately managing climate change risks
Related Report - Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit

January 2018

January 24 - Auditor General releases list of projects for next three years
Related Reports - Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan 2018/19 - 2020/2021 & Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2017/18 - 2019/20

October 2017

October 26 - Significant gaps in Regional Transit Management Centre’s cybersecurity controls
Related Report - An Independent Audit of the Regional Transportation Management Centre's Cybersecurity Controls

October 24 - Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations
Related Report - An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management

August 2017

August 22 - Auditor General's audit opinion on government's financial statements
Related Report - The Auditor General's Opinion on the 2016/17 Summary Financial Statements

August 3 - Stronger ministry oversight of multi-year contract needed
Related Report - An Audit of the Contract for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program

July 2017

July 14 - Auditor General looks back at 2016/17
Related Report - Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016/17