Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sometimes blog posts just write themselves


OTTAWA — The federal government burned through seven years worth of money in nine months last year in a failed effort to cut costs in its massive procurement machine, an internal audit has found.

In the latest administrative nightmare to emerge from Public Works Canada, auditors say high-level bureaucrats lost control of a $24-million contract with cost-cutting consultants.


Mr. Fortier has called on the department to implement a six-point action plan, including the creation of an oversight committee, to "avoid this from happening again," according to his spokesman, Jacques Gagnon.