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Michael Ferguson: System and Government Officials

michael ferguson: Lemay made the comments as she, other government officials and auditor general Michael Ferguson testified at the House of Commons public accounts committee, according to National Observer. Lemay's comments echoed those made on the weekend by Liberal MP Steve Mac Kinnon. There is no former system to go back to, she said, adding that her department has no choice but to attempt to stabilize Phoenix at least in the short term. The parliamentary secretary to Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said there is currently no alternative system that can quickly replace Phoenix. On Tuesday, he told the committee the government needs to work in two phases to resolve the pay system fiasco. Ferguson last week issued a blistering report on Phoenix, warning that stabilizing it will take years and cost more than 540 million. ( As reported in the news.