Morning Update: Chief technology officer denies threats over ArriveCan, says he didn’t choose contractor


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Good morning, The federal government’s chief technology officer, Minh Doan, yesterday denied he made the decision to hire GCStrategies to work on the ArriveCan app, saying his team made the decision and he was not involved. Doan also denied threatening a colleague at the Canada Border Services Agency when the cost of the app became a major political issue. Doan appeared before the government operations committee, which is studying how the cost of the ArriveCan app for international travellers grew to exceed $54-million. The hearings have focused on the border agency’s use of private IT staffing firms, including GCStrategies, which...