Auditor General Act

Version of section 23 from 2008-06-26 to 2010-12-14:

Marginal note:Duty to monitor
  •  (1) The Commissioner shall make any examinations and inquiries that the Commissioner considers necessary in order to monitor

    • (a) the extent to which category I departments have contributed to meeting the targets set out in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and have met the objectives, and implemented the plans, set out in their own sustainable development strategies laid before the House of Commons under section 11 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act; and

    • (b) the replies by Ministers required by subsection 22(3).

  • Marginal note:Commissioner’s report

    (2) The Commissioner shall, on behalf of the Auditor General, report annually to the House of Commons concerning anything that the Commissioner considers should be brought to the attention of that House in relation to environmental and other aspects of sustainable development, including

    • (a) the extent to which category I departments have contributed to meeting the targets set out in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and have met the objectives, and implemented the plans, set out in their own sustainable development strategies laid before that House under section 11 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act;

    • (b) the number of petitions recorded as required by subsection 22(1), the subject-matter of the petitions and their status; and

    • (c) the exercising of the authority of the Governor in Council under subsections 11(3) and (4) of the Federal Sustainable Development Act.

  • Marginal note:Duty to examine

    (3) The Commissioner shall examine the report required under subsection 7(2) of the Federal Sustainable Development Act in order to assess the fairness of the information contained in the report with respect to the progress of the federal government in implementing the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and meeting its targets.

  • Marginal note:Duty to report

    (4) The Commissioner shall include in the report referred to in subsection (2) the results of any assessment conducted under subsection (3) since the last report was laid before the House of Commons under subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Submission and tabling of report

    (5) The report required by subsection (2) shall be submitted to the Speaker of the House of Commons and shall be laid before that House by the Speaker on any of the next 15 days on which that House is sitting after the Speaker receives it.

  • 1995, c. 43, s. 5;
  • 2008, c. 33, s. 17.
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