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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged earlier this year that his government initially didn’t take the problem seriously. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged earlier this year that his government initially didn’t take the problem seriously. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Someone should take the fall for Ottawa’s botched Phoenix pay system Add to ...

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Imagine you just bought a new car – an expensive one. Perhaps a BMW.

The first time you go to use it, you shift the car into drive, and it goes backward. Alarmed, you slam on the brakes and the vehicle lurches forward, the trunk pops open and the alarm goes off.

That’s something like the nightmare now facing the federal government as it scrambles to fix its problem-plagued $300-million Phoenix payroll system.

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