Mr. Speaker, this is like Orwell: increased costs are savings.
The materiel management project, MASIS, is not the only software project that the government has mismanaged. The Canadian Forces supply system upgrade project overran by hundreds of millions of dollars, but who answered for that? The Canadian taxpayers.
Another example is the mismanagement of the current omnibus command and control project which could cost up to $10 billion. It already has come under fire by the Auditor Genera. Is this another sinkhole?
How can we trust the government to implement projects on time and on budget when it has such a shameful history of mismanagement and waste?