Ottawa, Ontario - February 2, 2019

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Michael Ferguson:

“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada.

“Mr. Ferguson devoted his life to public service, both in his home province of New Brunswick and across the country. We will remember him for his tireless dedication to promote a transparent, open government that is accountable to Canadians.

“His important work over the past seven years as Auditor General has helped strengthen our democracy and maintain the integrity that Canadians expect from our public institutions.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to Mr. Ferguson’s family, friends, and colleagues.”