Provincial Auditor

Anti-Poverty Advocate pleased with Provincial Auditor’s recommendations

Jun 7, 2023 | 4:27pm

The Ministry of Social Services received six recommendations from Provincial Auditor Tara Clemott on improving the Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) program. Clemett found that the Ministry needs to improve in six key areas: Provide potential clients with better access to apply for SIS benefits Establish a reasonable timeframe for completing initial planning meetings with SIS […]

Provincial Auditor recommends three changes to improve winter maintenance on provincial highways

Jun 7, 2023 | 2:54pm

Provincial Auditor Tara Clemett has outlined three ways for the Ministry of Highways to improve its winter maintenance of the over 26,000 kilometres of highways in the province. Clemett audited the Ministry over 15 months and found that the Ministry had effective processes, except in the following areas, to conduct winter maintenance on provincial highways […]

SAWS, NDP Critic for Water Security Agency critique WSA’s Ag Water Stewardship Policy

Jun 6, 2023 | 3:56pm

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS) and the Sask. NDP Critic for the Water Security Agency, raised concerns Monday of the WSA’s Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy. SAWS says the policy lacks, among other things, requirements to restore drained wetlands, and “no explicit plan to improve water quality already damaged by wetland drainage and other […]

Saskatchewan faces shortage of 2,000 health-care staff over next five years: auditor

Dec 6, 2022 | 2:57pm

Saskatchewan’s auditor says the province is facing a shortage of health-care workers over the next five years that could lead to more hospital closures and emergency room shutdowns. The Saskatchewan Party government’s current plan to recruit workers isn’t adequate for the 2,000 spots that need to be filled by 2027, Tara Clemett said in her report tabled […]

Provincial auditor’s latest report recommends improvements to patient safety, regulating recreational cannabis

Jun 8, 2021 | 1:33pm

Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor tabled her latest and final report on Tuesday morning. Of the several items covered in the 2021 report, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson highlighted concerns including patient safety at health care facilities, early learning and regulating recreational cannabis. Patient safety improvements The report stresses the need for the Ministry of Health to improve […]

Province in search of new auditor as Judy Ferguson announces resignation

Feb 16, 2021 | 11:49am

Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson has handed in her notice of resignation. Ferguson was officially appointed as the provincial auditor in June 2015 after she served as the acting provincial auditor from September 2013. She will continue her role until the end of June, at which point an acting provincial auditor will be named by the […]

Provincial auditor’s report includes IT security issues for patient data from eHealth

Jun 23, 2020 | 2:22pm

A report from the Provincial Auditor recommends annual criminal background checks on all adults in a foster home, centralizing the IT network at eHealth and better maintenance planning for the Horizon School Division. The Provincial Auditor’s report includes details on annual integrated, performance and follow-up audits of 60 different government agencies. eHealth Judy Ferguson says […]