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Public Services

Public services are the tools we have collectively given ourselves to achieve our common ideal – an equitable, safe and prosperous society respectful of the environment where no one is left out.  Canadians rely on the public services we provide everyday, especially during difficult economic times.

The government's disengagement and its move to become more reliant on the private sector threaten the future of our public services. This directly undermines the quality of life of our citizens and shifts us away from our common ideal. 

The Harper government is moving forward with $4 billion in cuts to public services.  Our jobs and the services that we provide are at risk. We need to fight back, uphold our rights and defend public services.

Video launch: Employment Insurance in Canada hits rock bottom

June 18, 2014 •

Cuts to Canada's Employment Insurance Program are making it harder to help our most vulnerable, reduce inequality, protect seasonal workers and ensure a more fair and prosperous future for our country. This video highlights the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years.

Video: PSAC members take a stand against cuts to public services

June 16, 2014 •

Public servants work proudly on behalf of Canadians. The government claims to honor this work on occasions such as National Public Service Week, while simultaneously cutting public services, slashing thousands of jobs, and attacking collective bargaining rights, health and safety protections and retirement.

Op-Ed by Jeannie Baldwin re: National Public Service Week

June 13, 2014 •

A week to be proud of – in spite of the Minister

Decision to cut public services at revenue agency must be reversed

May 21, 2014 •

Letter to the editor, published in The Guardian on May 17, 2014

Cut backs to services can happen on a gradual basis and you don't even realize what you've lost until you tried to access the service.

PRESS RELEASE: Harper welcomed by protesters in Fredericton, New Brunswick

May 15, 2014 •

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Harper welcomed by protesters in Fredericton, New Brunswick

May 15, 2014

Canadians waiting too long for benefits (Telegraph Journal)

May 15, 2014 •

Canadians waiting too long for benefits

Denounce cuts to veterans’ services (Times & Transcript)

May 7, 2014 •

Denounce cuts to veterans’ services
Times & Transcript&

Closed Veterans Affairs offices tiny part of budget (Chronicle Herald)

April 15, 2014 •

Eight regional offices that were closed by Veterans Affairs cost just one-seventh of one per cent of the department’s budget.  

Read the complete article by the Chronicle Herald: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1200517-closed-veterans-affairs-offices-tiny-part-of-budget

Harper government has little concern for veterans

April 14, 2014 •

Harper government has little concern for veterans 

PSAC members fight to protect Canada’s parks and water ways

April 10, 2014 •

The need to protect Canada’s national parks and heritage institutions was top of mind over the weekend, as PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa. The need to protect Canada’s national parks and heritage institutions was top of mind over the weekend, as PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa.

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