The Senate has decided to pull out of Phoenix, and departments and agencies have had to implement workarounds to make sure employees get paid.
Statistics Canada, for instance, kept its old pay system in place for the army of temporary workers hired for the 2016 census.
The department is also looking for a study of liquid drop-in biofuels that could replace diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
As part of its pan-Canadian climate change framework, the federal government has promised to create a clean fuel standard that could require a 10 to 15 per cent reduction in the carbon intensity of fuels used in transportation, homes and industry.
It’s a message that Ferguson has delivered before, but that the government has yet to hear, he said.“When I look at these audits together, I find that once again, I’m struck by the fact that departments don’t consider the results of their programs and services from the point of view of the citizens they serve,” he said in a statement.