Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General.

“Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee as we implement recommendations from this Annual Report.”

The 2010 AG Report consisted of 18 new audit projects, as well as a follow up of 22 previously completed audits from the years 2005 – 2008. Also included is the sixth annual report on the fraud and Waste Hotline.

The Report will be reviewed by Committees and full Council in the coming weeks.