Ottawa

Auditing the auditor

The Liberals have declared their opposition to Michael Ferguson’s appointment as auditor general.

“When the Prime Minister made me aware of his choice of Michael Ferguson as Auditor General, I responded that, after reviewing the documentation provided, I had some concerns about the proposed appointment,” said Mr. Rae. “Not only did his résumé lack experience of a national scope, we now learn he is not proficient in both of Canada’s official languages. The fact that Mr. Ferguson did not meet the criteria set out by the government itself was not disclosed to me by Mr. Harper.”