Cutbacks

October 16, 2015
There’s a place trucks can get into Canada where drivers have about a one in 30 chance of having to stop for an inspection. Welcome to Canada’s most porous border, only one of its kind – St. Zacharie, Quebec – and it happens to be in Conservative MP Maxime Bernier’s riding. St. Zacharie — and the public safety issues associated with letting 10,000 mostly commercial vehicles through with minimal inspections — are the subject of a new video from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
October 2, 2015
The Liberal party’s promise to promote and protect Canada’s national parks falls short.
September 28, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is today launching the second phase of its Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign. The campaign provides key information about the Harper Conservatives’ cuts to public services and encourages Canadians to take this into account when voting on October 19th.
September 17, 2015
PSAC members working at the Immigration and Refugee Board office in Calgary were recently told that their jobs will be abolished. The IRB is making these cuts despite the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and calls for Canada to do more. Out of the seven positions at the Registry in the Calgary office, six are being eliminated.  These employees provide assistance to members of the IRB who make decisions regarding refugee claims.
August 27, 2015
The Union of Solicitor General Employees has released two videos featuring the work of its members in keeping the Canadian public safe.
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.  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.

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