Earlier, we exclusively reported the provincial government has put the knife in a major potential information technology deal with IBM Canada Ltd. In an email to Public Eye, the ministry of labour and citizens' services declined to elaborate on the reasons it couldn't "reach a satisfactory contract" with the company because "the procurement process is still in progress." And that's also why the ministry has declined to reveal the value of that contract. Although the labour and citizens' services did say there was "no mechanism or obligation to make any payments" to IBM as part of the negotiation process.
July 16, 2008