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Ontario auditor general to release report looking at climate change, justice

The climate change section of the auditor's report will look at whether the government is drawing on credible information to craft its emissions-reduction plans

December 4, 2019  The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario’s auditor general will release her annual report today, outlining 18 value-for-money audits her office has conducted this year.

Among the more high-profile topics Bonnie Lysyk will assess in her report, to be made public during a noon press conference, is the government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Progressive Conservative government cancelled Ontario’s cap-and-trade system to address climate change after last year’s election, and has introduced its own environment plan.

The climate change section of the auditor’s report will look at whether the government is drawing on credible information to craft its emissions-reduction plans, and if those plans are likely to achieve their targets.

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The report will also assess various areas of the justice system, including jails and detention centres, the criminal courts, family court services, court operations, and the office of the chief coroner.

Other topics include cybersecurity at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., food and nutrition in long-term care homes, and provincial support for the horse racing industry.