This work focuses on the development of comprehensive auditing in Canada stressing the evolving theory and practice of auditing for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in public sector spending. The comprehensive audit includes a traditional financial audit, or audit of compliance, and more importantly, an audit for value for money. The discussion of the value for money component deals with auditing the operations of management systems, controls, and practices, on the one end, and actual operating results, on the other. This work, while focusing on Canada, develops a general theory and methodology for the use of comprehensive auditing. Academics and professionals in the fields of accounting, finance, management and auditing will find this book useful.