In December, The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer reported the provincial government had "frozen" spending on professional services (i.e. government contractors) "for the remainder of the fiscal year." But that year ended on March 31. So are there any restrictions on such spending in the present fiscal year? Well, our understanding is there aren't any - although ministries have been asked to keep contracts to a minimum and make every effort to have their work done in house.
April 6, 2009