Federal Budget

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2017 Federal budget falls short on reinvestments in public services

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) welcomes the modest investments in public services announced in this year’s budget, but we are disappointed that it did not go far enough to restore the services Canadians rely on.

2017 Federal Budget Analysis

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What impact will this year’s federal budget have on human rights and equity issues: women, immigration and refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ issues and Indigenous Peoples.

April 19, 2017

Indigenous woman

This year’s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years.

The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training, policing, and health. The budget also commits resources to enhance, support and archive Indigenous languages.

Some of the measures include:

April 18, 2017

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The 2017 Liberal budget has made some positive changes to the Canada Labour Code, which covers workers in federally regulated industries. But the budget has failed to provide the necessary staff and resources to improve compliance and enforcement of the Code.

April 11, 2017

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The 2017 federal budget contained some good news for workers, with improvements in employment insurance (EI). The changes are only minor improvements, however.

The budget expands benefits for certain categories of leave but does little to address the real problems with EI.

April 10, 2017

During the 2015 election, Prime Minister Trudeau wrote to all public service workers promising to treat them with respect and restore the cuts made by the previous Conservative government. Instead, the second Liberal budget provided modest increases and funding and many services were left out.

April 6, 2017

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