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 15, 2015
Ottawa, October 15th, 2015 — A new Ekos poll commissioned by the Public Service Alliance of Canada shows that a large percentage of Canadians are opposed to cuts to public services and believe the cuts will affect the election result on October 19th. The poll was conducted from October 2-11, 2015, and drew on a sample size of 5,064 Canadians of voting age (23, 836 were contacted) with a margin of error of 1.38. It revealed that Canadians are particularly concerned about cuts to food safety, border security and services for veterans. Some highlights:
October 8, 2015
The Conservative government has just signed a free trade that will give corporations, not elected governments, more power to decide what’s good for Canada.
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 24, 2015
This week, Elections Canada mailed voter information cards to all registered electors. Here is what you need to know about voter registration:
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.
September 11, 2015
While countries around the world step up their efforts towards the growing Syrian refugee crisis, it is clear that the Harper Conservatives are not doing enough.
August 20, 2015
PSAC’s request to the courts to stop the government from implementing its new sick leave plan will go before the court in October. After consulting with the parties, the Ontario Superior Court has set out a timetable for both sides to present their arguments. The parties will exchange documents in September and October, with a court hearing to be held on October 29. The court also said that if the government intends to implement the changes before the October hearing, it must give 5 days’ notice.
August 12, 2015
PSAC has asked for a court order to stop the government from going ahead with their plans to remove sick leave provisions from collective agreements in the federal public service. On August 10, the union filed a notice of motion with the Ontario Superior Court requesting an injunction against the sections of Bill C-59 (the 2015 budget implementation act) that allow Treasury Board to take sick leave provisions out of the collective bargaining process.
August 4, 2015
(Ottawa) The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on all Canadians to vote for a better Canada during this federal election. "We see this election as a turning point for Canadians and an opportunity to bring about real change," said Robyn Benson, PSAC National president. "Canada needs a government that will give Canadians real security in the form of good jobs with decent wages, access to affordable child care, and solid public programs like health care, pensions, and employment insurance," added Benson.