October 2, 2018 - Report

Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael A. Pickup, CPA, CA released his October 2, 2018 Financial Report to the House of Assembly. The report provides information on the audit of the March 31, 2018 Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Nova Scotia, as well as the results from audits of government organizations. The report also provides highlights on the Province’s financial condition and results and updates on the status of prior year observations and recommendations, including an update on pensions in the public sector.

    Chapter 1: Financial Audit Work Results

    Chapter 2: Nova Scotia’s Finances from 2018 Public Accounts

    Chapter 3: Follow-up of Prior Year Observations and Recommendations

    Full Report: 

    May 2018 - Report

    Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his May 29, 2018 report on three audits to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The report includes three audit chapters, two at the Department of Justice addressing Corrections and the Maintenance Enforcement Program, and the third covering Grant Programs at three Departments. See below for chapter titles and links.

      Chapter 1: Grant Programs

      Chapter 2: Correctional Facilities

      Chapter 3: Maintenance Enforcement Program

      Full Report: 

      April 2018 - Report

      Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his April 2018 Report to the House of Assembly.  This report deals solely with follow-up of 2014 and 2015 performance audit and certain financial reporting recommendations.  The topics followed up are:

      •     Advertising, Procurement and Performance
      •     Agencies, Boards and Commissions Accountability Reporting
      •     Aquaculture Monitoring
      •     Bluenose II Restoration Project
      •     Business Continuity Management
      •     Forest Management and Protection
      •     Funding to Universities
      •     iNSchool Student Information System
      •     Integrated Case Management System
      •     Mineral Resource Management
      •     Monitoring and Funding to Municipalities
      •     Physician Alternate Funding Arrangements
      •     Procurement and Management of Professional Services Contracts
      •     Public Drinking Water
      •     Public Service Superannuation Plan
      •     Regional School Board Governance and Oversight
      •     Responsible Gambling and the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling
      •     Results of Audits and Reviews
      •     Surgical Waitlist and Operating Room Utilization
      •     Tri-County Regional School Board


      March 2018 - Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada

      Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released a March 2018 summary report to the House of Assembly on government responses in Canada to climate change. See below for a link to the summary report. 

      March 2018 - Invitation to a webinar on climate change

        You are invited to participate in a webinar discussion on this collaborative report on 27 March 2018, at 2:30 p.m. (AST). Please click on the link below for information on how to register:


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