Norm Ricard is Manitoba’s 15th Auditor General. He was appointed Auditor General in June 2015, after acting in the position since April 2014. Norm has been with the office since 1984, and has served various roles with the Executive Management Team, including Executive Director of the Performance Audit and Strategic Initiatives service lines.

The Auditor General Act

The Auditor General Act (the Act) establishes the Auditor General as an officer of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, to provide the Assembly with independent information, advice and assurance. Independence is a cornerstone of legislative auditing.

Appointed for a 10-year term, the Auditor General can only be removed by a vote of two-thirds of the Assembly.

The Act outlines the Auditor General’s responsibilities and authorities to conduct and report on: