Earlier, we reported provincial government deputy ministers have been assigned a new set of performance objectives, including reducing the use of professional consultants. In an interview with Public Eye, community services communications manager Marc Black said senior civil servants have been given a mandate to cut spending on those consultants by $15 million or 15 percent across government. "We're trying to reduce the number of professional consultants, recognizing that it makes fiscal sense and offers new job and training opportunities for staff," he explained. So does that mean Ken Dobell's pricey contract with the premier's office might not be renewed?
March 30, 2007