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2004 March Report of the Auditor General of Canada Exhibit 6.3—Examples of the importance of full cost information for some federal organizations
2004 March Report of the Auditor General of Canada
March 2004 Report—Chapter 6
Exhibit 6.3—Examples of the importance of full cost information for some federal organizations
- In addition to its role as the federal police force, the RCMP provides police services to most provinces and many municipalities on a contract basis. The RCMP needs high-quality information on the costs of the services it provides to its clients, to support the recovery of those costs in accordance with the contracts.
- The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade provides services overseas on behalf of other government departments and needs to know the cost of providing those administrative services so that other departments can pay their share of those costs.
- Transport Canada is required to capture and report full costs for its portion of the government's efforts to put new security measures in place.
- Alternative service delivery, outsourcing, and the creation of agencies highlight the need for information on total costs and on assets and liabilities managed by departments.
Source: April 2003 Report of the Auditor General, Chapter 2, Managing the Quality of Financial Information