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A number of recent findings by the auditor general apparently won’t be studied at committee.

One study would have called witnesses to look at the behaviour of former integrity commissioner Christiane Ouimet, who former auditor general Sheila Fraser found conducted herself inappropriately and retaliated against employees she thought had filed complaints against her. MPs would have likely also questioned why the government paid her $534,100 in severance … Fraser found in a separate report that the Department of National Defence did not follow some of its own rules when it bought new helicopters, which still haven’t been delivered. Total costs weren’t disclosed to the Treasury Board at key points, and decisions were made without the required oversight and challenge by management boards within National Defence.

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