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Auditor General's Report Highlights For Fall

10/23/2012 10:05 EDT | Updated 12/23/2012 05:12 EST
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OTTAWA - Highlights of the auditor general's fall report to Parliament, released Tuesday:


Highlights Of AG's Fall Report

— The government must do more to protect critical infrastructure, such as power grids, from cyber threats.

— The federal cyber-response centre still does not operate around the clock as promised, and is closed on weekends.

— National Defence and Veterans Affairs don't have the information needed to ensure that soldiers moving back to civilian life get the help and benefits they're entitled to.

— National Defence isn't keeping up with maintenance of its thousands of buildings and other facilities.

— The government hasn't kept a 2007 pledge to publish analyses of its long-term fiscal prospects, but promises to do so starting next year.

— The decision to raise the eligibility age for old age security, to 67 from 65, will save the government about $10 billion a year when it is fully implemented in 2029.