Private DND contractors take taxpayers to the cleaners
A report commissioned by PSAC’s Union of National Defence Employees reveals an ongoing pattern of poor but pricey construction work done by private contractors at the Department of National Defence.
Appearing before the House of Commons defence committee, UNDE national president John MacLennan provided examples of overcharging, poor construction work and questionable billing practices by contractors.
- Full details: UNDE Report on Defence Construction Canada [PDF]
“We have warned senior department officials repeatedly about the ongoing problems,” says MacLennan. “It’s costing taxpayers at least twice as much because DND employees have to fix the problems contractors leave behind.”
According to MacLennan, the union has uncovered just a fraction of what they believe is going on across the country. The union is asking the defence committee to conduct an audit to determine the full extent of the problem.
Date Modified : 2012/02/07