This audit looked at whether government is adequately managing the risks posed by climate change. This audit was part of a collaborative climate change audit across Canada.
The Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines a three-year financial audit plan for the Auditor General, detailing which government organizations our office will audit directly and which will be audited by private sector auditors. The plan is prepared according to the Auditor General Act and professional auditing standards, and presented to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts for approval. This plan was discussed by the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on November 22, 2017.
The Performance Audit Coverage Plan lists in-progress audits as well as those that the office anticipates starting over the next three years. This year, new performance audit topics include post-secondary student mental health, the RCMP contract, and access to timely cancer care. The office has paused work on seven projects, including the George Massey Tunnel Replacement and the Transportation Investment Corporation due to recent changes in these areas. The office will monitor these projects to determine if further work would add value.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Regional Transportation Management Centre (RTMC) manages traffic flow at major bridges and roadways throughout the province. This audit looked to see if the RTMC had foundational cybersecurity controls in place. It didn’t assess the effectiveness of these controls.
This audit focused on the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and their roles in meeting government's objective of ensuring healthy grizzly bear populations throughout B.C. It also looked at government's planning, activities and reporting as to the effectiveness of grizzly bear management.
Under section 11 (1) of the Auditor General Act, we complete an annual audit of the B.C. government's Summary Financial Statements. At the end of this process, we issue an audit opinion that is published with the financial statements in government's Public Accounts. The opinion says whether or not the financial statements present government's financial position and results for the year fairly, and in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.
This audit looked at whether the Ministry of Justice has procured and managed the contract for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program in accordance with government policy to achieve the best value for money.