Today, Council received the Office of the Auditor General’s audits and investigations report which included the Audit of the City’s response to the convoy protest.
The City agreed to all 20 recommendations made by the Auditor General for the City’s response to the convoy protest. Management indicated two of the 20 recommendations have been implemented, with the remainder to be completed within the year. The City continues to work with the Ottawa Police Service and other partners to strengthen and formalize processes for future emergencies.
Council also received audits for the Ottawa Police Service’s and Ottawa Police Services Board’s response to the convoy.
Council received the Auditor General’s report on the City's pandemic governance structure. The audit noted the structure had the flexibility to augment and scale up or down to respond effectively to the pandemic and that the relationship between the City and Ottawa Public Health was a key success factor in the response. The Auditor General made four recommendations and management agreed with all of them.
Council also received audits on zero-emission bus funding mechanisms and agreements and an investigation related to the Carleton Lodge Long-Term Care Home.
Finally, Council received an update regarding the City of Ottawa’s response to the Public Order Emergency Commission. The update focuses on staff’s high-level interactions, processes, costs and other matters related to the Commission. The report to Council ensures there is a formal record of the City’s participation in the Commission.
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