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December 2021 - Report

Nova Scotia Auditor General Kim Adair released her December 7, 2021 Financial Report to the House of Assembly. The report provides information on the audit of the March 31, 2021 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 financial impacts of COVID-19 on the Province of Nova Scotia, as well as a follow-up on the Province’s response to its cybersecurity risk.

    Chapter 1: Financial Audit Work Results

    Chapter 2: Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on the Province of Nova Scotia 2020-21

     

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    November 2021 - COVID Relief

    Auditor General Kim Adair released her November Report on Early COVID-19 Relief Programs for Individuals and Small Businesses to the Nova Scotia Legislature. The report examined the first wave (March to September 2020) of provincially funded COVID-19 emergency relief programs.

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    November 2021 - Internet for Nova Scotia

    Auditor General Kim Adair released her November Report on Internet for Nova Scotia to the Nova Scotia Legislature.The report examined the plan, design and management of the project designed to extend high-speed internet to homes and business across the province.

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    July 2021 - Pre-Primary

    Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson released her July 2021 Report to the House of Assembly. The report examined the planning and implementation of the Pre-Primary Program introduced by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in 2017.

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    July 2021 - Follow-Up

    Nova Scotia Auditor General Kim Adair-MacPherson released her July 2021 Report to the House of Assembly. This report deals with follow-up of 2016, 2017, and 2018 performance audit recommendations. The topics followed up are: 

    • Homes for Special Care: Identification and Management of Health and Safety Risks
    • Management of Nova Scotia’s Hospital System Capacity
    • Species at Risk: Management of Conservation and Recovery
    • Licensed Child Care
    • School Capital Planning
    • AMANDA Case Management and Compliance System
    • Critical Infrastructure Resiliency
    • Climate Change Management
    • Environmental Assessments
    • Family Doctor Resourcing
    • Mental Health Services
    • Managing Home Care Support Contracts
    • Grant Programs
    • Correctional Facilities
    • Maintenance Enforcement Program
    • Management and Oversight of Health Sector Information Technology
    • IWK Health Centre: Financial Management Controls and Governance
    • Workers’ Compensation Board: Governance and Long-term Sustainability

     This report also includes supplementary information provided by organizations audited in 2019 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 2019 were:

    • Information Access and Privacy Information Technology Projects
    • Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service
    • Selection and Quality Management of Bridge Projects in Central and Western Districts
    • Workers’ Compensation Board: Claims Management
    • Reducing Regulatory Burden
    • QEII New Generation Project – Halifax Infirmary Expansion and Community Outpatient Centre

     

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    May 25, 2021 - Report

    Nova Scotia Auditor General, Kim Adair-MacPherson, released her May 25, 2021 report to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The report is the second phase in the performance audit of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and examined select areas including procurement, product mix, promotion and pricing of retail beverage alcohol products, inventory management, and governance structures.

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