Sheila Fraser

Ex-Auditor General: My Daughter Won't Be Able To Vote Under New Changes

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Former auditor general Sheila Fraser says the government's proposed changes to how elections are run could infringe on the independence of Elections C...

Damning Assessment Of Fair Elections Act Not Shared By All

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sheila Fraser's damning assessment of the Harper government's proposed overhaul of election rules is not shared by all members of the Electio...

Ex-Auditor General Slams Fair Elections Act

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sheila Fraser, the former auditor general who became a virtual folk hero for exposing the sponsorship scandal, is training her sights on what...

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.

Idle No More: First Nations Governance Coded To Fail

Sandy Garossino | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

The Deloitte & Touche audit of Attawapiskat is a textbook outcome of the fatal weakness in Canada's current model of First Nations governance, which is coded to fail. There could be hundreds of Attawapiskats.
Does anyone know what the average First Nations chief's level of training and management experience is? Or the average training and experience of band councillors? How many building inspectors live within 50 miles of Attawapiskat? How about CAs, CGAs or project managers capable of supervising and maintaining records on multiple construction sites?

How the Government Dethroned A Crown Corporation

Joseph Soares | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Last week, the Harper Government announced that it is putting Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI), a relatively small federal Crown Corporation, up for sale. In the last early 1980s, the Trudeau government spent $250 million to build this coal terminal in the hope that coalmines would magically appear. Well, they didn't, and RTI has been a taxpayer-funded sick hole ever since.

Pulling Back The Curtain On Parliament's Spending

CBC | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

After much anticipation and a rather long wait, Auditor General Michael Ferguson's office is ready to report on the previously secret spending habits ...

Althia Raj

U.S. Drones Over Canada Worry Watchdog | Althia Raj | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The federal government should not to hand over the private information of Canadian citizens to U.S. authorities without adequate safeguards...

Helicopter-Maker Comes Up Short On RCAF Delivery

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The manufacturer of the air force's new maritime helicopter has told National Defence it will deliver only five test aircraft this year — o...

Opposition Opposes AG Nominee Over Lack Of French

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition parties are refusing to endorse the nomination of Michael Ferguson as the country's new auditor general because he does not speak ...

Tories Nominate Next Auditor General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has formally nominated New Brunswick native Michael Ferguson as Canada's new auditor general.Ferguson is expect...

Meet Sheila Fraser's Replacement

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Like his predecessor Sheila Fraser, the man apparently tapped to be Canada's next auditor general has a reputation as a no-nonsense guardian ...

Did Taxpayers Get Any Value From G8 Legacy Fund?

CP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Harper government has already been blasted by the auditor general for keeping Parliament in the dark about the $50-...

Empowering Aboriginal Peoples Through Education

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Empowering the present generation of aboriginal youth with a desire to learn and a desire to grow requires both the government and First Nations to accept responsibility for the initiative's success or failure.

Sheila Fraser's Greatest Hits And Reports

CBC | Posted 08.09.2011 | Canada Politics

CBC -- It’s no exaggeration to say that outgoing Auditor General Sheila Fraser is one of the most important — not to mention popular — Canadian ...

Departing AG Fraser Warns Of 'Hard Choices' Ahead

Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC)--Auditor General Sheila Fraser warned the government faces long-term fiscal pressures that will mean "very hard choices" between raising taxes o...