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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.

April 26, 2010 - 4:00am •
Approximately 100 persons gathered in front of Moncton City Hall on April 23rd, in support of the NB Coalition for Pay Equity.  The Coalition was recently informed their federal funding would not be renewed.
March 10, 2010 - 10:29am •
Approximately 40 members attended the Pension information session in Summerside. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP – Atlantic, gave a very spirited and informative talk on events leading up to our concerns over protecting Federal Public Sector pensions.  
February 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Different vigils were held in New Brunswick to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique. New Brunswick MPs are asked to oppose Bill C-391 as statistics show that long-gun homicides in Canada have declined by 50% since the registry was instituted.
January 14, 2010 - 4:00am •
On December 6th, members of the local worked hard to create a float that would go in the Christmas parade in their community. The theme of the float was based around our "Think Public" campaign.  Four of the members on the float were elves making toys, and another four were Santa's helpers who wore t-shirts with the "Think Public" logo on the back.  The local distributed frisbees and bags of Think Public candy to the kids.  The float won third prize with the judges and was voted the viewer's choice float.
December 30, 2009 - 2:42pm •
A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered in front of the local conservative Miramichi MP, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon on Sunday evening, December 6, to commemorate the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women and to oppose Bill C-391 which calls for the dismantling of gun registration in Canada.
July 15, 2009 - 11:30am •
The PSAC had a kiosk at the Marsh Festival in Sackville, NB on July 10th.  Approximately 200 community members signed our petition and postcards to MP Dominic LeBlanc in support of keeping the Westmorland Institution Farm open.  The PSAC was promoting locally grown plants, vegetables and meat from the Institution.  Also in attendance was the Mayor of Dorchester and the media.

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