Special Examination Report: The Office of the Auditor General gives CBC/Radio-Canada a clean audit opinion

February 27, 2013, Ottawa

CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased with the Special Examination Report presented by the Office of the Auditor General to the Corporation’s Board of Directors. “This clean audit opinion is the best result that a federal agency can obtain,” said CBC/Radio-Canada’s president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.

Covering the October 2011 to June 2012 period, the report confirms that the public broadcaster manages its assets efficiently and economically, carries out its operations effectively, and also safeguards and controls its assets. “This exercise demonstrates to Canadians that we soundly administer the public broadcaster,” added Lacroix.

CBC/Radio-Canada has made significant progress since its last special examination, which took place in 2005. The Corporation has taken concrete action across the organization – including the implementation of its 2015 Strategy: Everyone, Every way and improved management of its real estate portfolio. The Corporation didn’t hesitate to review certain practices to ensure that it could retain the level of confidence and credibility it currently enjoys in the eyes of the public.

The public broadcaster plans to continue this effort as part of its commitment to Canadians. “We’ve taken careful note of the report’s recommendations and have already begun implementing the Auditor General’s suggestions within our organization,” Lacroix said.

For more information on the Special Examination Report.

Read the Report.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

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