Follow-up of 2015, 2016, and 2017 Performance Audit Recommendations


Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael A. Pickup, released his May 2020 Report to the House of Assembly. This report deals with follow-up of 2015, 2016, and 2017 performance audit recommendations. The topics followed up are:


  • AMANDA Case Management and Compliance System
  • Aquaculture Monitoring
  • Bluenose II Restoration Project
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Climate Change Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Resiliency
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Family Doctor Resourcing
  • Forest Management and Protection
  • Funding to Universities
  • Homes for Special Care: Identification and Management of Health and Safety Risks
  • Licensed Child Care
  • Management of Nova Scotia’s Hospital System Capacity
  • Managing Home Care Support Contracts
  • Mental Health Services
  • Monitoring and Funding Municipalities
  • Procurement and Management of Professional Services Contracts
  • Regional School Board Governance and Oversight
  • Responsible Gambling and the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling
  • School Capital Planning
  • Species at Risk: Management of Conservation and Recovery


This report also includes supplementary information provided by organizations audited in 2018 as to their assessment of where they are with the recommendations. This is management information and we provide no assurance over this section of information. The audits in 2018 were:

  • Correctional Facilities
  • Grant Programs
  • IWK Health Centre Financial Management Controls and Governance
  • Maintenance Enforcement Program
  • Management and Oversight of Health Sector Information Technology
  • Workers’ Compensation Board Governance and Long-term Sustainability