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A new govt payroll system misfires and Canadians ask: where's my pay?

Stuck on duty offshore, coast guard leading seaman Bill Ryan stopped receiving any pay in August and had to tell his wife to put off buying back-to-school clothes and supplies for their children.

Ottawa, Ontario

THE government of Canada has a credit rating of AAA and a budget of more than US$200 billion. You would think it could meet its payroll.

But for most of this year, getting paid has been an exercise in frustration for more than 80,000 Canadian public servants - not...

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