A review of the implementation of the new Canada.ca Website
Canada.ca is primary web destination and government services platform for the Government of Canada. As per government's vision, it is supposed to be the one-stop-shop for all government interactions on the web. Prior to this vision, there were hundreds of websites to provide various services and information. Some time around 2013, the government decided to consolidate all of these websites into one - Canada.ca. And thus, the a project was undertaken to implement and roll-out a new Canada.ca website that would provide the services of all of these websites. However, the execution of this project was riddled with issues, schedule slippage and budgte overrun. In this post, we'll review this project that was undertaken to implement and roll-out this new Canada.ca website.
Aug 2, 2016 (Otawa Citizen) - Federal government's Canada.ca one-website project proving costly — and confusing
Aug 15, 2016 (National Post) - Cost of federal government's website renewal six times over budget, half way through project
Dec 13, 2016 (CBC.ca) - Federal government's Canada.ca project 'off the rails'
Dec 16, 2017 (Ottawa Citizen) - Lower-cost alternative was ignored for stumbling, over-budget Canada.ca project
Jul 13, 2017 (CBC.ca) - Federal government to downsize failing Canada.ca project
Jul 17, 2017 (Ottawa Sun) - Government kills its push to collect all departments under single Canada.ca domain