Political Rights

Elections: You have political rights

What federal public service workers can and can't do in the election.

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Elections: You have political rights

One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. PSAC members are encouraged to take an active role in exercising their democratic political rights.

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Expressing political opinions on social media: Your rights

Members, particularly those who work for the Government of Canada, have asked us if they can share PSAC’s Vote to Stop the Cuts advertising material through social media.

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Backgrounder: PSAC members' constitutional rights to engage in political activity

Almost 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that federal public service employees have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. At that time, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these employees to take part in any political activities except casting their vote. 

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August 13, 2015
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