This data-driven investigation was years in the making.
The Canadian government has for some time required its agencies to report all contracts valued over $10,000. Along with travel expenses and grant awards, these contract announcements fall under what the government calls proactive disclosure. Each agency, or ministry, in Canada has a link on its website for these quarterly proactive disclosure reports.
The government, however, only posts online bare-bone details and one consultant who has raked in government work described it as “just a proactive way to bury information.”
The format in which this data is presented is not very ...Read more ...