Our History
  • The Audit Act of 1909 created the office of Provincial Auditor as an independent watchdog responsible for auditing the public accounts.
  • In 1926 the Provincial Auditor was discontinued, and the task thereafter performed by a chartered accountant appointed annually by government. 
  • By 1942 the office of Provincial Auditor had been re-established as part of the Department of the Provincial Treasurer. 
  • In 1950 the Provincial Auditor was given the powers of a public inquiry commissioner.
  • In 1958 the Provincial Auditor was again made independent and renamed Auditor General.
  • In 1973 an Auditor General Act separate from the Provincial Finance Act was passed.  
  • In 1994 the Auditor General began reporting on government's annual revenue estimates. 
  • Since 1998 the Auditor General has been required to report annually to the House of Assembly on the financial statements included in the tabled Public Accounts respecting the fiscal year ended.
  • In 2005 the appointment of the Auditor General was made subject to approval by the House of Assembly and the tenure of office limited to a ten-year non-renewable term.
  • In 2010 a comprehensive Auditor General Act was passed.

 

NOVA SCOTIA AUDITORS GENERAL

Michael A. Pickup 2014 - Present

 

Jacques Lapointe 2006 - 2014

 

E. Roy Salmon 1992-2006 

 

O Paul Cormier 1984-1991

 

AW. Sarty 1965-1983

L. Earl Peverill C.A 1958-1965

  

 

 

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