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The Reckless Rush to Sign the Port Mann Bridge Deal

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

You would think Ben Franklin was working in public procurement when he coined the phrase "take time for all things: great haste makes great waste." It's one possible explanation for why the Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 improvement project more than doubled in price from its original estimate of $1.5 billion to $3.2 billion.

B.C. Fiscal Tsunami Comes From Creative Accounting

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C.'s budgets are chalk full of household terms like "Notional Allocations to Contingencies." What they are not is an exercise in clarity or brevity. The B.C. government's 2012 budget came in at a mind-numbing 64,000 words — or one-third the length of the Old Testament.

Port Mann Customer Accounts Breached?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Hundreds of letters have been sent to newly-registered users of a major new Vancouver-area bridge because the province says their accounts...