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Robert 22

Re: The History Goes Back Further Than That

There would have been pressures from the government of the day to deliver unrealistic results.

I will offer that it is likely that many of the major decisions would have been made by managers who did not understand the issues at hand - there is a widely held notion in the Cdn government that managers don't really have to understand what they are managing, Apparently the final decision to go online was made at a meeting of 45 deputy minister level officials; it is not difficult to imagine how hard it would be at such a meeting to make controversial arguments, even if one had the knowledge to support them.

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