Cutbacks

July 30, 2015
A report released today  by economists at Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, shows that, despite their claims about sound economic management, the Harper Conservatives actually have a terrible economic record
July 27, 2015
The Harper Conservative’s vision of Canada is cuts, cuts and more cuts. Between cuts to Veterans affairs, employment insurance, search and rescue, environmental protection, food safety and border security, the Harper Conservatives are bleeding Canada’s public services.  This 1:15 minute video reminds Canadians to think about what’s been happening to public services and to vote to stop the cuts in the upcoming federal election. For more, see http://votetostopthecuts.ca
July 23, 2015
PSAC recently launched an awareness campaign about the impact of the drastic cuts that have been made to public services. The Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign focuses on cuts to key services that have affected Canadians since the Harper Conservatives came into power: support for veterans, border security, search and rescue, Employment Insurance, environmental protection and food safety.
July 21, 2015
Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole announced last week that the government plans to hire more staff in Atlantic Canada by March 2016. PSAC sees this as an admission by the Harper Conservatives that $113 million in cuts to Veterans Affairs and the decision to close nine district offices was a mistake. According to veterans and their advocates, this latest announcement will do little to fix the damage that has already been done to veterans’ services.
July 13, 2015
OTTAWA – The Public Service Alliance of Canada is today launching a nationwide campaign to remind Canadians about the impact of cuts to public services before they vote in the federal election. At the 2015 PSAC national convention, delegates directed the union to campaign and raise public awareness about the impact of cuts to public services by the Harper Conservatives.
June 10, 2015
BC’s fishing, tug boat and pleasure boat community are protesting the government’s decision to shut down the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station in Vancouver, meaning calls for help from Vancouver harbour now go to the Sea Island Station in Richmond, 17 nautical miles and 35 minutes away. A July 2012 report by the Maritime Coordinators of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Victoria says the closure will put lives at risk.
June 5, 2015
The federal government is attempting to silence veterans who are speaking out about the devastating impact of Veterans Affairs office closures. On June 3, PSAC launched a series of video testimonials, where veterans speak plainly about how the closure of Veterans Affairs offices have affected their lives.
June 3, 2015
National Public Service Week is supposed to recognize the importance of federal public service employees and celebrate their service to Canadians. Meanwhile, this government is gutting public services and trampling on our rights.
June 3, 2015
Veterans say they feel abandoned by the Conservative government after it closed nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada in 2013 and 2014. In a series of new videos released by the Public Service Alliance of Canada today, veterans describe how the loss of in-person services has exacerbated PTSD and other service-related health challenges.

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