22 October 2015

52 million dollars here...

...52 million dollars there... pretty soon you're talkin' real money...you just have to speak liberalLet's ask the people who use the system what they think...

The additional costs include $15.7 million to hire more IT staff at the ministry and to train social assistance case workers who complained the SAMS program was too complicated and too time consuming for them to use.
Now let's ask Liberal Social Assistance Minister Helena Jaczek...
“They’re finding the situation stable, they can rely on it,” said Jaczek. “They’re being relieved of some of the manual tasks they had to do in terms of calculation of benefits and so on.”
Anyway, the proof is in the pudding, as they say...
At one point last December, just a month after it went online, SAMS queued up $20 million in overpayments for people living on social assistance.
Remember, these are the same people who have gifted us with the highest electricty rates in North America.

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RELATED: Pennies from heaven
Liberal education minister Liz Sandals says she didn’t ask for receipts or any other proof of payment before agreeing to pay the teachers unions $2.5 million for their bargaining costs. The Ontario education minister just paid what they wanted.
Looks like Momma Kathleen will be able to help Justy out with his deficit spending initiative.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"It’s great to see Justin is keeping his election promise of spending on 'infrastructure'. He’s starting with 'himself'. His mother Margaret (the new PMO spokesperson?) told CBC, the golden couple won’t be moving into 24 Sussex right away because it needs $10 MILLION dollars of renovations."
No surprise here, I guess... Justin's expense account as a director of the Katimavik program would have made Caligula blush.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why governments continue to try and buy off the shelf products for their systems is beyond me. The only way it would work out is if they modify their policy to fit the software which none of them would be willing to do. On top of that, these big bang projects are all doomed to fail.

I know because I was once part of a system replacement where we came in after big blue failed it big time. We restarted from scratch and delivered the system in pieces, going department by department and it was a huge success.

The big firms all do this kind of thing and they've all gotten VERY GOOD at selling huge mega-projects that are nothing but revenue generating schemes for themselves.

If you ever want to see a real waste of money on an IT project google Canada health infoway sometime. That's 2 billion with a B. It's been going on for like 15 years or more.

Anonymous said...

It’s great to see Justin is keeping his election promise of spending on “infrastructure”. He’s starting with “himself”. His mother Margaret(the new PMO spokesperson?)told CBC , the golden couple won’t be moving into 24 Sussex right away because it needs $10 MILLION dollars of renovations. It was good enough for PM Harper(he refused to spend taxpayers money on this) but not silver spoon Justine. Liberals hands in the taxpayers pockets already.

Neo Conservative said...

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justin kills two birds with one stone here... he promised huge deficits for his first term in office.

mission accomplished.

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