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The Office of the Auditor General is independent of government.  The Auditor General is appointed by, and reports to, the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia. Our work allows the House to effectively hold the government accountable for its performance in the delivery of services to Nova Scotians and its stewardship over public funds.    

The Office derives its mandate, powers and responsibilities from the Auditor General Act. 

Bill 90, The Auditor General Act, received Royal Assent on Friday, December 10, 2010, and came into force at that time.  These responsibilities include: 

  1. Issuing independent opinions on government financial reports; and 
  2. Conducting performance audits on public sector operations. 

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