This report explains the issues that are the basis for the Auditor General’s qualified audit opinion of the March 31, 2018 summary financial statements of the province.

Auditor General Norm Ricard has included two qualifications in his audit opinion of Manitoba’s 2017/18 summary financial statements. This is the first qualified audit opinion on the province’s public accounts since 2007.

The first qualification relates to the removal of the Workers Compensation Board from the government reporting entity. There have been no relevant changes to the Workers Compensation Act that would trigger a change in the assessment of control.

The second involves the transfer of $265 million from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation to a trust account. The transfer was recognized as an expense for the 2017-18 fiscal year, yet was not authorized until after the fiscal year had ended.

Published: September 2018

Please note most audit reports issued prior to 2018 are available in English only.

Sector: Government Operations

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