Solving Phoenix could take up to nine years, NDP MP estimates, but minister disagrees
By Emily HawsMay. 10, 2018
'That’s just not acceptable,' says NDP MP Randall Garrison. Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough disputes his estimate, but won't say exactly when the system will be fixed.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, centre, appears before the House Government Operations Committee on May 10 to discuss her department's main estimates and plans for the coming year. She's pictured with Liberal MPs Mark Eyking, left, and Sukh Dhaliwal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The government isn’t saying when the Phoenix pay system will be running smoothly with no backlog, but NDP MP Randall Garrison says at the rate it’s moving, it could take up to nine years.
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