The Canadian Press

2015-04-02 | Social Assistance Program

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Community and Social Services Minister Helena Jaczek says there was an issue this week with the welfare and disability support payment system -- despite saying earlier the payment run was successful. Jaczek is under fire for a 245-million-dollar Social Assistance Management System that has caused numerous problems since its roll-out in November. The minister said yesterday that cheques had now been successfully issued five times in a row, but both opposition parties say there were glitches with yesterday's pay run. Jaczek says it was just that the system needed a restart much like her smartphone. (Jaczek says she has not been able to confirm that there were problems with people getting cheques, calling the opposition information "incorrect.")

Date: 2015-04-02
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << cool it should have reminded me of when I have my Blackberry telling me that there are issues and I need an update so I need something >>


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