Public Services bracing for Phoenix pay delay backlog to remain past promised deadline


With just over a week left before the government’s self-imposed Oct. 31 deadline to have all pay issues resolved, Deputy Minister Marie Lemay says department is ‘a bit behind’

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  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)
  • C-7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts, and to provide for certain other measures (consideration of amendments made by the Senate)
  • C-12, An Act to Amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (second reading)
  • C-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, and to make related amendments to another Act (report stage)

    The Week Ahead In Parliament

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    • The House will discuss Bills C-4 on labour relations (third reading) and C-24 on Salaries Act changes to reflect the composition of cabinet (second reading) with the hope of finishing with the union bill that day and having it sent to the Senate.
    • The House will vote on a motion to concur in the sixth report of the Public Safety and National Security Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-226, Impaired Driving Act, a private member’s bill sponsored by Conservative MP Steven Blaney (Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis, Que.)).

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    Parliamentary Calendar

    Thursday , October 20 , 2016

    Minister Hehr will appear alongside Nick Carleton, associate professor, University of Regina in this talk presented by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. Not for attribution and no media reporting. $15-$50. Oct. 20. KPMG, 150 Elgin St., suite 1800. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register via

    Thursday , October 20 , 2016

    Join Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and community, academic, and faith-based organizations as we share ideas and experiences of how policy, social innovation, and community action can work together to end poverty in Canada. Speakers will include Senator Art Eggleton, David Macdonald (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), and CPJ's Joe Gunn. Thurs., Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Paul University. 223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ont. To register or for more info, please contact Brad Wassink at or go to

    Thursday , October 20 , 2016

    ‘Shrinking space for civil society? Importance of Media Pluralism for Democracy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East,’ organized by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa, the European Endowment for Democracy, the Embassy of Poland, and the Macdonald Laurier Institute. Speakers: John Packer (Human Rights Research and Education Centre); Jerzy Pomianowski (European Endowment for Democracy); Brian Lee Crowley (Macdonald Laurier Institute); and moderated by freelance writer Michael Petrou. Oct. 20, 12 p.m., University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, FTX570, 57 Louis Pasteur. Light lunch will be served. Please, register at

    Thursday , October 20 , 2016

    A family-friendly reception to get a sneak peek at the hottest toys. Chateau Laurier Drawing Room, Thurs., Oct. 20, 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome, especially kids.

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