: Office of the Auditor General - THE ESTIMATES, 2009-10 - Summary

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Office of the Auditor General - THE ESTIMATES, 2009-10 - Summary

The Auditor General, who is an Officer of the Assembly, conducts independent audits of government programs, the financial statements of the Province and numerous agencies of the Crown, broader public-sector organizations, and reviews under the authority of the Auditor General Act and various other statutes and authorities. The results of these audits and reviews provide assurance, objective information and advice to the Legislative Assembly. In doing so, the Office of the Auditor General assists the Assembly in holding the government, its administrators, and grant recipients accountable for their stewardship of public funds and for the achievement of value-for-money in the delivery of services to the public.

Additionally, under the Government Advertising Act, 2004, the Auditor General is required to review specified types of advertising and certain printed matter proposed by government offices to determine whether they meet the standards required by that Act.

Under both Acts, the Auditor General reports the results of the work conducted each year directly to the Legislative Assembly.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2501   Office of the Auditor General Program 15,821,400 15,885,300 (63,900) 13,355,686
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 15,821,400 15,885,300 (63,900) 13,355,686
Statutory Appropriations 402,700 359,400 43,300 344,219
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 16,224,100 16,244,700 (20,600) 13,699,905
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 16,224,100 16,244,700 (20,600) 13,699,905