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A Think Public event was held on Saturday, July 31st at the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud.

This event included face painting, distribution of pamphlets and answering questions on pensions and public services.

The “Public Services are Cool” coloring books designed by summer student Racheal Francis, were also distributed and sparked many questions regarding public services. T-shirts and Frisbees were also popular handouts.

Hundreds of people attended this event and many of them stopped at our booth.

Once again this year, the PSAC participated in the Pride Parade in Charlottetown on July 17th.

Natal Day is the annual birthday celebration of the communities of Halifax and Dartmouth. PSAC took our defending quality public services message out in the fresh air at this year’s Natal Day Parade. Members paraded in style in an antique fire engine. Our message?  Public services are the tools we have collectively given ourselves to achieve our common ideal – a fair, equitable, safe and prosperous society respectful of the environment where no one is left out. Think public!

In the spring of 2010, CEIU took action against the loss of 147 term and casual jobs at the CIC processing centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia. At the local, regional and national levels, CEIU pushed back to save jobs and maintain quality public services. This work has paid off: CIC Sydney will be hiring up to approximately 160 term staff to address the centre’s backlogs at CIC Sydney’s Case Processing Centre, Permanent Resident Card Centre and the Federal Skilled Workers Project. 

On Sunday, July 25, PSAC marched in the St. John's Pride Parade in downtown St. John's, NL.  There were many people in attendance and it was said to be the largest so far in the City.  The parade started at the Colonial Building and marched downtown in front of the Scotia Bank building where the drag races occurred.  Robyn and seven PSAC members of the St. John's and area Locals were in attendance.

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