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Questionable transfers from Statistics Canada to Shared Services Canada

Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | May 29, 2017
The Statistics Canada building in Ottawa. So where did the money come from to fund this transfer, given that Statistics Canada has the reputation of keeping every penny of funding it has at work in the statistical program, asks former chief statistician Wayne Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | May 29, 2017
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | May 29, 2017
The Statistics Canada building in Ottawa. So where did the money come from to fund this transfer, given that Statistics Canada has the reputation of keeping every penny of funding it has at work in the statistical program, asks former chief statistician Wayne Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | March 13, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at a youth event last month in Ottawa. Canada's former chief statistician says the government should also be focusing on seniors because 'a growing proportion of persons retiring today will be challenged to fund their living expenses for the remainder of their days, and those days are getting longer as life expectancy increases.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | March 13, 2017
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | March 13, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at a youth event last month in Ottawa. Canada's former chief statistician says the government should also be focusing on seniors because 'a growing proportion of persons retiring today will be challenged to fund their living expenses for the remainder of their days, and those days are getting longer as life expectancy increases.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | February 27, 2017
Canada's former chief statistician Wayne Smith says 'the current chief statistician was appointed using a completely opaque process to a lower level of position than his predecessors and, once again, at pleasure, putting paid to any notion of true government commitment to the independence of chief statisticians.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | February 27, 2017
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | February 27, 2017
Canada's former chief statistician Wayne Smith says 'the current chief statistician was appointed using a completely opaque process to a lower level of position than his predecessors and, once again, at pleasure, putting paid to any notion of true government commitment to the independence of chief statisticians.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | October 17, 2016
Governments regularly propose, fund, and undertake large projects to transform the way they do business and these projects frequently fail. There is also little transparency or public accountability around such projects, including the Phoenix pay system, led by Government Services Minister Judy Foote, writes Canada's former chief statistician Wayne Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | October 17, 2016
Opinion | BY WAYNE SMITH | October 17, 2016
Governments regularly propose, fund, and undertake large projects to transform the way they do business and these projects frequently fail. There is also little transparency or public accountability around such projects, including the Phoenix pay system, led by Government Services Minister Judy Foote, writes Canada's former chief statistician Wayne Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright