Description: Since the federal auditor general first earned the so-called value-for-money audit mandate back in the 1970s, auditors general in Canada have greatly expanded the scope of their work, moving far afield from the traditional accountancy matters of public finance and internal control. This expansion has sometimes earned the criticism of observers, such as noted public policy expert Donald Savoie. A recent example of this growing scope was last week in Nova Scotia, where the auditor general criticized the nutritional quality of school lunch programs. But generally, the press and public seem to accept the results with open arms.
Date: September 20, 2022
1) How was the school lunch at your last public school?
2) Do you think auditors general should have a broad audit scope or restrict themselves to areas traditionally within accountancy?
3) In chapter one of Wiley’s Audting: A Practical Approach we learn about several types of audits. Which type of audit mentioned in this chapter would be the best fit for this audit of school nutrition policy?