Public Accounts

About

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts reviews, examines and provides follow-up reporting on the Auditor of General of Canada financial audits of the Public Accounts and performance audits of territorial entities and programs. These documents are provided to Committee by the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Speaker, or the Board of Management. The committee will also:

  1. Examine the reports of the annual financial statements and public accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories;
  2. Assess, reinforce, and/or endorse the Auditor General of Canada recommendations found through performance audits of entities and programs;
  3. Work to increase the impact of the Auditor General recommendations by requesting additional actions or reporting from audited entities;
  4. Work to review past audits from the Auditor General to ensure compliance and response from the Government of the Northwest Territories;
  5. Engaging with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Canadian Audit & Accountability Foundation, alongside other audit partners to build capacity and best practices for audit review and follow-up; and
  6. In the event that the Assembly is not in Session, work with the Honourable Speaker who may provide the Auditor General's Report and the Honourable Minister of Finance who may provide the Public Accounts to the Committee for review, which may include public hearings, in advance of tabling;

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts consists of four regular members and one member of the Executive Council. Further, the alternates for the Committee are one regular member and one member of the Executive Council. A member from the Executive Council in attendance is required for quorum.

Background

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts consists of four regular members and one member of the Executive Council. Further, the alternates for the Committee are one regular members and one member of the Executive Council. A member from the Executive Council in attendance is required for quorum. The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee is a Regular Member.

How to Provide Feedback

  • Written Submissions: a letter sent to the Committee containing your thoughts, ideas, perspectives and comments.
    • NOTE: these are considered public documents unless marked as confidential.
  • Oral Comments: Speaking with the Committee in person (or virtually) during a Public Hearing.

Contact

To send written submissions, sign up to provide oral comments at a public meeting, or for more information on any Committee business, please email the Committee Clerk at @email.

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