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.
February 22, 2016
The Liberal government needs to reinvest in the public service, not introduce more austerity measures.
January 21, 2016
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a report that provides a blueprint for the federal Liberal government to implement its promises.
December 3, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the federal government’s decision to re-open Veterans Affairs offices in nine cities within one year.
November 17, 2015
The new minister of Fisheries and Oceans was mandated by the Prime Minister to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard station and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s.
November 13, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is happy with the federal government’s announcement that it will re-open the Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by the Conservatives and hire more front-line staff.
November 10, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada commits to honouring Canada’s veterans by continuing to fight for the crucial public services they need and deserve. This includes holding the Liberal government to its promise to re-open nine Veterans Affairs offices that were closed in 2013 and 2014.
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.