The Campbell administration made its "new" integrated case management system a point of pride during its most recent throne speech. But, according to budget documents released today, the Liberals might have been better advised to keep it locked in the basement. The reason: just six months ago, the government was forecasting that system - which has been in the works since 2006 and will allow the ministries of children and social development to share case files - would be completed by Spring 2012. But that date has now been moved up more than two years to Fall 2014, with the government pegging its total cost at $182 million. As first reported by the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw, that puts the project more than $70 million over-budget.
March 2, 2010