Reactions to the death of the auditor general Michael Ferguson

Réactions au décès du vérificateur général Michael Ferguson

Here are some reactions following the death of the auditor general of Canada Michael Ferguson:

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“Those who have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Ferguson will retain the memory of a man of head as of heart, humble, warm and thoughtful. He was anxious above all to deliver audits carriers of value for the public service, with the constant concern to serve the interest of Canadians.”

– The Office of the auditor general of canada (press release)

“We will remember his unwavering dedication to the promotion of open and transparent government that is accountable to Canadians. Over the past seven years, his important work as the auditor general has helped to strengthen our democracy and to maintain the integrity of our public institutions to which Canadians expect.”

– Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada (official statement)

“Jill and I are sad to learn of the death of the VG Michael Ferguson. On behalf of the PCC HQ, I offer my most heartfelt condolences and my prayers to his family and loved ones. He served canada with honour and dedication during his remarkable career and he will be missed.”

– Andrew Scheer, leader of the conservative Party (Twitter)

“A terrible new. Michael Ferguson was a force indispensable; he contributed to ensure that the government works in the best interest of the canadian population. He will be greatly missed.”

– Jagmeet Singh, NDP leader (Twitter)

“The auditor general, Michael Ferguson, was a great servant of Canada and New Brunswick. My thoughts go out to his family in these difficult times.”

– Jane Philpott, president of the Treasury board (Twitter)

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of the auditor general of Canada, Michael Ferguson. My thoughts go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.”

– Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of Family, Children and social Development (Twitter)

“This is a man whose charge was very serious and very rigorous, and he embodied it to perfection. Mr. Ferguson was the one who embodied very well the function of serving the State and serving Canadians. It is a human right, a rigorous man and an honorable man who acted with nobility in his action. He was an inspiration to me.”

– Gérald Deltell, the conservative mp for Louis-Saint-Laurent (interview)

“I am very heart-broken to learn of the nouevlle. I have often met with the VG on the set of CTV—PowerPlay. He was a man who was straight and who was respected by all the world. My condolences to his family and his employees.” (Twitter)

– Lisa Raitt, conservative member for Milton (Twitter)

“He took a particular department, and he examined it thoroughly. It has never been contradicted on facts that have been stated. It is a great loss because he was a man of indisputable and undisputed. It was well established. I believe that its mandate should have been extended as long as he was competent. It was a charming man, distinguished, and very cultivated.”

Louis Plamondon, mp bloquiste Bécancour-Nicolet-Saurel (interview)

“He has made a good impression on the public, especially for the fact that he learned French very quickly in a way quite adequately. He has demonstrated his willingness to serve. He did exceptionally well in ensuring that government is held accountable for its decisions. God knows that he has been a thorn in the feet of the government repeatedly.”

– Guy Caron, new democrat member of parliament for Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques (interview)

“I’m laid saddened by the death of the VG Michael Ferguson. He is a passionate advocate of accountability in public life. His denunciation of ‘the incomprehensible failure’ of the government toward First Nations children was not a question of number, but a moral issue.” (Twitter)

– Charles Angus, new democrat member of parliament for Timmins-James Bay (Twitter)

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