Auditor General’s Reports and Defence Chief Steps Aside – February 25, 2021

Auditor General’s Reports and Defence Chief Steps Aside – February 25, 2021

Auditor General’s Reports and Defence Chief Steps Aside – February 25, 2021

Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics.

Auditor General Karen Hogan speaks with reporters in Ottawa about the first of her 2021 reports that have been tabled in the House of Commons. Her five performance audit reports looks at the government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, access to safe drinking water in First Nations communities, the Canada Child Benefit, procurements for complex information technology solutions, as well as a follow-up audit on rail safety.

Federal ministers Joyce Murray (digital government), Anita Anand (public services and procurement), Marc Miller (Indigenous services), Diane Lebouthillier (national revenue), and Omar Alghabra (transport) hold a virtual news conference following the release of Auditor General Karen Hogan’s first 2021 reports. Her five performance audit reports looks at the government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, access to safe drinking water in First Nations communities, the Canada Child Benefit, procurements for complex information technology solutions, as well as a follow-up audit on rail safety.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to the AG report finding that Indigenous Services Canada has not been able to address problems with safe drinking water in First Nations communities

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh react to the news that Admiral Art McDonald has stepped aside as Chief of Defence Staff amid an investigation into unspecified allegations.