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Schofield VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

They're doing so by paying a consultant firm $90,000 a day for 8 months for advice on how to do so.

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OTTAWA — The Harper government is paying a high-powered management consultant firm almost $90,000 a day for advice on how to save money.

Deloitte Inc. was hired on Aug. 15 on a $19.8-million contract to advise the federal cabinet and senior officials on finding enough savings to balance the books by 2014.

The contract, which runs until March 31, is to advise "senior and elected officials on public and private sector best practices in improving productivity and achieving operational efficiencies." There is also an option for a one-year extension.

Government hires $90,000-a-day 'cuts' consultant firm - CTV News

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#2 7 years ago

Sounds like they should fire that guy who they are paying 90,000 a day first.




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#3 7 years ago

Really depends whether they have reason to believe that the firm will come up with more savings than they cost....




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#4 7 years ago
Nemmerle;5565389Really depends whether they have reason to believe that the firm will come up with more savings than they cost....

Yeah, but $20 million is a lot of money. There are people in the government who are there for that, and if they aren't good enough then they should be replaced, not kept in office being overshadowed by outside help.




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#5 7 years ago

If the Harper Government only saw the irony in what they're doing.




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#6 7 years ago

Thats just...brilliant




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#7 7 years ago
Schofield;5565394Yeah, but $20 million is a lot of money. There are people in the government who are there for that, and if they aren't good enough then they should be replaced, not kept in office being overshadowed by outside help.

Getting staff that is so good that it can rival the experience of a consulting firm isn't that easy. It is probably impossible if you can only pay your staff the typically low wages that government desk jockeys get.

Anyway, $20 million isn't that much money from a government perspective. Hiring a consultant may be a good idea; those guys get paid to weed out the inefficient parts whereas your normal government staff often has incentives to increase such problems.




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#8 7 years ago

Politics as usual government employees who rely on government spending for their livelihoods or a private, impartial firm to advise me on government spending? Decisions, decisions.


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#9 7 years ago

Do you really need a consultant to tell you to not spend? Government has probs...




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#10 7 years ago

MrFancypants;5565416Getting staff that is so good that it can rival the experience of a consulting firm isn't that easy. It is probably impossible if you can only pay your staff the typically low wages that government desk jockeys get.

Anyway, $20 million isn't that much money from a government perspective. Hiring a consultant may be a good idea; those guys get paid to weed out the inefficient parts whereas your normal government staff often has incentives to increase such problems.

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Its pretty much what I was thinking. While I still see it as a waste of money that we probably dont need to be spending, Consultants tend to have an outside look at things that someone actually working their wouldnt.


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