The federal government plans to shutter the Vegreville Immigration Centre and move operations 100km away to Edmonton. The closure will devastate a rural Alberta community already hard hit by the current economic climate. Rural communities play a vital role in Canada, and we need to ensure that our communities stay vibrant and strong.
January 4, 2017
November 2, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson is calling on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum to rescind the plan to close a case processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta. In a letter to the Minister, Benson warns that the move will have a devastating impact on the Vegreville community, as well as 280 workers and their families. “lt will kill other jobs in the community, close businesses, devastate property values, and undermine the tax base, thus making it harder to operate hospitals, schools and other essential community services,” Benson writes.
July 15, 2016
The Liberal government has finally put an end to the Harper Conservatives Red Tape Reduction commission. This commission was mandated to arbitrarily gut regulations, without regard to the health and safety of Canadians. “Since the launch of this partisan commission, PSAC had repeatedly warned that regulations need to be enforced and should override concerns about bureaucracy and red tape,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
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.
August 12, 2014
This workshop is designed to offer a living library, where a representative from an equity group or community can speak about their constituents’ experiences and the impact of government cuts to public services.
October 2, 2013
The federal government is betraying Canada’s veterans by shutting down nine Veterans Affairs offices in Charlottetown, Corner Brook, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon, Prince George and Kelowna. This means our veterans will have a harder time getting the support and services they need and deserve.
September 16, 2013
Cuts to government jobs and public services will harm women and exacerbate their social and economic inequality.
PSAC is working with veterans across the country to track the consequences of these closures. Are you a veteran with a story to share? Please let us know.
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