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Table 8: Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits

Response to Parliamentary Committees

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, RE: Infrastructure.  WD officials agreed to get back to the Committee with the answers to the following questions:

  • Has any infrastructure money been directly or indirectly given to the energy sector in Alberta? -  The energy sector has not benefitted directly from WD's municipal infrastructure funding; however, the sector may benefit indirectly via the funding of local roads.
  • Could you inform the Committee of the status of the Community Development Trust Agreements?  Has the money been disbursed? - As of June 30, 2009, the Province of BC has provided $115.6M through the $129M Community Development Trust Agreement. (

Response to the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development entity plan summary chapter of Application of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act - no recommendations were received relating to WD.

Draft chapter on Environmental Petitions Exhibit 5.5 Timelines and Responses due between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008 - completed

External Audits (Note: These refer to other external audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)
None were completed during the period.