Earlier, we reported the ministry of children and family development isn't accounting for an increase in the average number of children in care. In fact, according to the budget and fiscal plan, the ministry projects that caseload will decline by 100 in fiscal 2009/10 to 9,000 children. But if that caseload increases, the Campbell administration's fiscal plan could be at risk. Because, according to the government, a one percent increase in the average caseload or cost per case will cost $2.7 million.
February 18, 2009