Comment 84928

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted January 09, 2013 at 09:18:55 in reply to Comment 84892

Before we apologise for DP, let's take a look at their previous "accomplishments"

Here's an interesting story about the $800,000 report they delivered to Calgary:

Much of the report -fully 73 mind-numbing pages of it -relays how the consulting firm conducted the consultation process with 25,000 Calgarians -38 per cent of whom were city employees. That would be akin to me writing a column and using most of my space to tell readers about all the people I called and what reports I read before writing the column. Most of this report should be an appendix at the back of the report in fine print. Instead, it forms the bulk of the front of the report.

Some of the pages in the report, written by Ottawa consulting firm Dialogue Partners, are literally cut and pasted from The International Association for Public Participation website, laying out its seven core values. Get a load of value number five: "Public participation seeks input from participants in designing how they participate."

Wow! An 11-word sentence that uses the root word participate three times! That must be some kind of record. That has got to be worth at least $5,000.

Comment edited by seancb on 2013-01-09 09:34:47

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