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Report of the Auditor General of Alberta
to be Released on Thursday, November 1

OCTOBER 30, 2012 — Merwan Saher, FCA, Auditor General of Alberta, will hold a briefing for media representatives on the contents of his fall report after it is tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on Thursday, November 1. The Report of the Auditor General of Alberta—October 2012 will include the results of the following:

Stand-alone systems audits

  • Transportation—Managing the Structural Safety of Bridges
  • Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
    • Climate Change, First Follow-up
    • Reforestation Follow-up
  • Executive Council and Service Alberta—Protecting Information Assets
  • Web Application Vulnerability Assessments
  • Human Services—Systems to Provide Tuition-based Training to Learners Follow-up

Financial statements and performance measures audits

  • The Office audits 175 government departments, boards, agencies, commissions and related organizations. The results from this work are included in the report.

Report Release Protocol

The protocol for release of an Auditor General’s report requires that Members of the Legislative Assembly be the first to view the report. Immediately following this distribution, the report will be posted on the Office’s website ( and copies will be available to media at our Edmonton Office and via the Speaker’s Office.

Media Briefing

Mr. Saher will brief media and be available to answer questions on Thursday, November 1, at 4 p.m. in the OAG Edmonton Office (7th Floor, 9925 109 Street). Media can participate through teleconference by dialing 1-888-231-8189, Conference ID 56678352. You will be greeted by a conference operator who will ask you for the Conference ID, your name, affiliation and phone number. To ask a question, press *1. To exit the question queue, press #. All questions and responses will be heard by all participants. Reporters are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes early to ensure participation.

Stakeholders interested in listening to the briefing as it occurs are asked to contact OAG Communications in advance to obtain a separate teleconference number and conference ID.
Do not use the media line.

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