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.

June 2019

June 19 - Government not effectively overseeing contracted residential services
Related Report - Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care

June 18 - New progress audit on education of Indigenous students
Related Report - Progress Audit: The Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System

April 2019

April 17 - BC Hydro could do more to improve cybersecurity on its power system
Related Report - Detection and Response to Cybersecurity Threats on BC Hydro’s Industrial Control Systems

March 2019

March 19 - Auditor General's goals for coming year
Related Report - Service Plan 2019/20 - 2021/22

March 14 - Growing number of unrestored oil and gas sites increases environmental and financial risks
Related report - The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites

February 2019

February 27 - Patient access to emergency health services needs improvement
Related report - Access to Emergency Health Services

February 26 - Government’s progress since 2015 audit on correctional facilities and programs
Related Report - Progress Audit: Correctional Facilities and Programs

February 6 - Rate-regulated accounting at BC Hydro, explained
Related Report - Rate-regulated Accounting at BC Hydro

January 2019

January 31 - Auditor General releases two reports on program controls
Related Reports - Master Supplier File Maintenance and The Short Term Illness and Injury Plan

January 31 - Auditor General releases list of projects for next three years
Related Reports - Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2019/20 - 2021/22 and Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan 2019/20 - 2021/22

December 2018

December 11 - Government needs to do much more to ensure commercial vehicle safety
Related Report - An Independent Audit of Commercial Vehicle Safety

December 5 - BC Hydro managing its billions in capital assets well
Related Report - Independent Audit of Capital Asset Management in BC Hydro

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