Bc Auditor General

Is B.C. Properly Prepared For A Big Earthquake?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a ca...

Is B.C.'s Government Vulnerable To Hackers?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's government is vulnerable to cyber security threats and needs to be unwavering in its search for possible attacks, said t...

Basi, Virk Bills Legal: Auditor General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general says the Liberal government's system of paying the legal bills of government officials and employees fac...

B.C. Town To Be Audited

CBC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s newly created Office of the Auditor General for Local Government will examine Rossland's procurement and asset management systems, following a ...

Meet B.C.'s New Auditor General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A veteran accountant has been appointed British Columbia's new acting auditor general.An all-party committee of the B-C legislature named R...

Auditor General Faces Backlash

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A possible breach of Parliament prompted the Speaker of the British Columbia legislature to put a highly-anticipated report from the audito...

'Culture Of Entitlement' A Problem

CBC | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s outgoing auditor general says the province's financial accounts are slowly being cleaned up, but there's still much work to be done. ...

Legislature Getting Its Act Together: AG

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s auditor general says the mess in the financial accounts of the provincial legislature is slowly being cleaned up, but there's still ...

$324-Million Contract Not Working: A-G

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's decision to outsource administration of the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare to a U.S.-based company has failed ...

B.C. Failing To Protect Biodiversity: Report

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government's record on protecting the province's rich biodiversity is "troubling," the B.C. auditor general said Thur...

Auditor General To Head Down Under

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s auditor general is quitting his post with a parting shot that some people in government don't understand accountability or transparency. Joh...

B.C. Clerk Slams Auditor General

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The growing tensions between British Columbia's take-no-prisoners Auditor General John Doyle and members of the Liberal government and offi...

AG Slams Panel In Charge Of His Future

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Auditor General John Doyle says his independence is under attack by a legislative committee struck to review his appointment and he's consi...

Mortgaging B.C. One Deal At A Time

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Legislative oversight is fundamental to good government. And with less and less of it, the government does more and more by decree. B.C. isn't well-served by that. In 2012, the B.C. legislature sat for 47 days. Among its numerous legislative duties: to debate and approve a $44-billion budget. Forty-seven days is simply insufficient to do that and everything else well.

B.C. Criminal Database Not Safe: A-G

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - More than one million police files that include deeply personal witness statements and some of British Columbia's most sensitive government...

2 More Years For Auditor General?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A B.C. legislative committee has voted to offer John Doyle a two-year extension as auditor general.The move is a reversal of an earlier dec...

B.C. Health Spending Slammed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia politicians have long touted their plans to make the province a model for healthy living and disease prevention, but a new...

Changes To 'Profoundly Flawed' AG Process

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

More than a week after criticism over the non-renewal of the outspoken B.C. auditor general, the premier announced that legislation will be introduced...

B.C. Independent Officers Should Never Be Re-Appointed

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

B.C. taxpayers should be grateful to John Doyle for his persistent, hard-nosed work over the past six years. And perhaps six years is too short of a term, but renewal should not be an option. Now it's time for another watchdog to come in and give issues fresh eyes and a fresh voice, just as Doyle built on the work of previous auditors general.

Christy Clark Stands By Decision

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark is backing a government committee's decision not to renew the six-year contract of Auditor General John Doyle.Clark's...

B.C. Auditor General Ousted: NDP

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia auditor general John Doyle — whose investigations into payments related to the BC Rail corruption trial and other alleg...

Significant, Serious Issues In B.C.'s Books, Says Auditor General

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Speaker of the house has accepted blame after the auditor general panned the legislature Thursday for keeping "messy" f...

B.C. Government's Half-Billion-Dollar Fail

CBC | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. government has underreported the provincial deficit by $520 million, according to the auditor general of B.C. The B.C. government...