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B.C.’s auditor general says more work needed to assess risk of fraud in public sector

March 17, 2022 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s auditor general says the government’s framework to manage fraud in the public service is well underway, but it’s not fully developed. Michael Pickup says in a news release that fraud risk management in the province is

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Ontario nursing homes badly prepared for COVID-19 pandemic, auditor general says

April 28, 2021 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s nursing homes were woefully unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 – the culmination of years of neglect and failure to address known problems, the province’s auditor general said on Wednesday. In a special report, Bonnie Lysyk took

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What four home insurers told the auditor general about illegal electrical work

December 8, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Some Ontario homeowners could collect insurance money on property claims even if the damage was caused by illegal electrical work, the auditor general suggests in her report released Monday. Staff with the province’s Office of the Auditor General contacted four

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Government farm insurer not asking for documentation to support claims

December 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario government-owned insurer should be requiring farmers to submit supporting documentation when paying production loss claims arising from harsh weather or disease, the auditor general recommended in a report tabled Dec. 6 in the legislature. Guelph-based Agricorp, a crown

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Planning for a public emergency? Don’t follow Ontario’s example

December 6, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Ontario’s emergency planning for risks such as severe weather, terrorism and cyber-attacks is in dire need of an update, the province’s auditor general concluded in a report released Wednesday. The province’s severe weather plan has not been updated in 12