Office of the Auditor General Named 2023 Knighton Award Winners 

Office of the Auditor General Named 2023 Knighton Award Winners 

Ottawa – The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has been awarded the 2023 Knighton Award in recognition of their Audit of the City’s Response to the Convoy Protest. This award, presented by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), recognizes the best performance audit report for a medium-sized audit shop among its ALGA peers in North America. This is a significant achievement for the OAG and marks only the second time that an Auditor General’s office in Canada has won the Knighton Award (Exemplary/Gold category).  

The audit, consisting of 19 recommendations, analyzed the City’s response to the Convoy Protest and provided the City with timely recommendations for enhanced emergency response protocols.  Auditor General Nathalie Gougeon and Deputy Auditor General Joanne Gorenstein will be accepting this award on behalf of the OAG at the ALGA Conference next month. 

What the judges said: The audit was unique, highly impactful, and responsive to the public and decision-makers. Looking at the event with the advantage of hindsight allowed the city to gain a better understanding of what happened and prepare for possible future events. The report was written with a well-balanced tone and was inclusive of different perspectives from multiple sources.” 

The Mayor, as well as current and prior members of Council, provided the Auditor General and her team with words of appreciation for the audit and congratulatory messages on their accomplishment.  A compilation of these remarks can be seen here.

“I am very proud of the work accomplished by my team and honoured to be receiving this award on behalf of the Office”, said Ms. Gougeon. 

To read the report, visit our website at  

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