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Description: Canada’s provincial and federal auditors general are joining forces to take on a nation-wide audit of climate change actions in 2017. Julie Gelfand, the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, whose office is included inside the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, announced the joint audit on Thursday. It will be a unique effort involving audit offices of various sizes and with different approaches focused on measuring Canada’s progress regarding this important environmental topic.

Source: Globeandmail.com

Date: February 18, 2016

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federal-provincial-auditors-general-to-audit-greenhouse-gas-emissions/article28794666/

Discussion Points:

1) How would all these auditors come to an agreement on a common approach for such things as audit objectives and audit criteria?

2) As a citizen what type of things would you like to see reported from this planned audit?

3) According to the Globe and Mail article, Canada is way behind on meeting its green house gas reduction targets. Do you believe that this audit may help focus political will towards accomplishing these targets?

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