“Kids win.” That’s how Dr. Cindy Blackstock describes the recent decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal finding that there has been widespread discrimination against children who live on reserve.
January 28, 2016
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 4, 2015
The Speech from the Throne has outlined some major Liberal commitments that will require major investments in the public service. “While the Speech did not include any specific commitment to restoring federal public services, we will be looking to the government’s first budget to include the necessary resources to allow the public service to implement these commitments,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson. The Speech did outline some very positive commitments to:
November 21, 2015
In response to the Liberal government’s first fiscal and economic update, the Public Service Alliance of Canada calls on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to move forward on commitments to re-invest in public services as part of the government's economic recovery plan.
November 18, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that the federal government will stick to its promise of bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year’s end. “The recent horrific attacks in Paris, Beirut and other locations must not be used as an argument to halt support to refugees who are themselves fleeing from violence,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
November 4, 2015
PSAC congratulates Scott Brison on his appointment as President of the Treasury Board Secretariat and looks forward to working together to restore public services and improve working conditions for public sector workers.
October 29, 2015
Following a case conference with the Ontario Superior Court last week, a new date for the hearing of our injunction application on C-59 has been set for March 1-2, 2016. The parties consented to the adjournment as a sign of good faith to give the new government elect an opportunity to confirm their campaign promises of not exercising their powers under C-59, the law that allowed the government to unilaterally change provisions in federal government employee contracts and skip over collective bargaining.
October 29, 2015
PSAC asked Canadians to vote for change and on October 19 they delivered. With a unanimous mandate from our 17th Triennial Convention, PSAC launched the Vote to Stop the Cuts public awareness campaign on July 13. The message: stop the cuts to public services by voting out the Harper Conservatives. The campaign focused on support for veterans, border security, search and rescue, employment insurance, environmental protection and food safety.
October 24, 2015
PSAC national president Robyn Benson has reached out to the new government congratulating Justin Trudeau and his caucus on their election and expressing hope for a constructive relationship. She also requested a meeting with Mr. Trudeau as soon as possible. “I have indicated to Prime Minister-designate Trudeau that our union looks forward to building a positive and constructive relationship with his government,” said Benson. “As far as we are concerned, change cannot happen soon enough and we want to be part of it.”
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.