In September 2007, the provincial government hired Wave Consulting Ltd. to develop and implement a new "overall mental health plan." At the time, the government stated that contract would be complete by August 31, 2008. But, according to records obtained by Public Eye via a freedom of information request, the end date for that supposedly "time sensitive project" has been extended to December 31, 2008. The reason: to allow for "final document preparation." The records also show Wave Consulting - whose principals include former women's equality and children and family development assistant deputy minister Dyan Dunsmoor, as well as Saanich school board chair and former deputy children's commissioner MaryLynne Rimer - will be paid a maximum of $210,000 for the contract.
October 20, 2008