It inked a $902,250 deal with ADP Canada April 26 to last five years.
'We recognize there was a major problem' with the Phoenix pay system, says Ontario Liberal Senator Jim Munson, deputy chair of the Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration Committee. 'And we’re confident that this will alleviate some of the financial stresses and strains.' The Hill Times file photograph
The Senate has signed a contract with a new payroll administrator for more than $902,000 over five years, taking a substantial step in ditching the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
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Elections Canada says number of conditions—the pandemic, the 'minority government context,' campus closures—make the program unfeasible, as setting up those polling stations 'requires significant planning.'
MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.