John Ivison: Canada’s senior bureaucrat and top auditor are having an unprecedented feud over the public service
The Auditor General and the Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada’s top public servant) are at odds regarding the AG’s comments about the root cause of the Phoenix payroll failure
Senior bureaucrats in charge of Phoenix pay system weren’t fired
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is holding hearings into the Phoenix payroll disaster. Discussion at the hearings has confirmed that no one has been fired as a result of the Phoenix failure, and at least one Committee member has expressed disappointment with lack of accountability in the public service – “It seems like people are just shuffled.”
The Phoenix disaster was predictable – and preventable
Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression to set up a free confidential advice centre for public servants to turn to when they want to “blow the whistle” to expose fiasco’s like the Phoenix pay system. The Centre will also attempt to find out what happened to employees who tried to “blow the whistle”, and to learn how others were deterred from speaking out at all about the pay system.
Toronto Marlies win first-ever Calder Cup with Game 7 triumph over Texas Stars
A harbinger of things to come for the Toronto Maple Leafs – the Toronto Marlies have won the Calder Cup.
Massey Hall memories: Legendary musicians on why playing there meant ‘you’ve arrived’
One of Canada’s most iconic music halls, Massey Hall, is closing for two years of renovation.