The Yukon Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.
The hearing will address the Yukon Public Accounts for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The Public Accounts were released on November 22, 2023, and are available at https://yukon.ca/en/public-accounts. Officials from the Department of Finance and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada will be appearing as witnesses.
The Public Accounts include the government’s financial statements and provide Yukoners with information on government spending. Reviewing the Public Accounts is part of the all-party Standing Committee on Public Accounts’ primary purpose of ensuring accountability for public spending.
The committee previously held a hearing on the Yukon Public Accounts 2022-23 on November 24, 2023. At that hearing, the Chair, Currie Dixon, noted that the committee had prepared its questions prior to the release of the Public Accounts and “After the Committee has had a chance to fully consider the contents of the 2022-23 Public Accounts, which were released and tabled on November 22, as well as subsequent reports, the Committee will hold another hearing to ask additional questions.”
The public hearing will be held in the Yukon Legislative Assembly Chamber and will be broadcast live on 93.5 FM. The audio will also be streamed live (and archived) on the Legislative Assembly’s website (https://yukonassembly.ca/house-business/coverage-proceedings). Following the hearing, transcripts will be available on the Public Accounts Committee’s webpage (https://yukonassembly.ca/committees/pac).
For further information, the document Procedures and Practices of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts is available on the committee’s webpage.