Two Conservative mayors, Thunder Bay and the Regional Municipality of Cape Breton, also oppose the closing of VA offices in their regions.
Treasury Board President Tony Clement says the Conservative Party policy convention resolutions related to the federal public service are not government policies but he will use them as guidelines in his conduct of government business with public service unions.
But former Chrétien-era PCO clerk Mel Cappe says the relationship between the Harper government and senior bureaucrats is not ‘robust’ and needs to be improved quickly.
Chris Turner says Canadians are being deprived of vital information.
But Donald Savoie disputes David Mitchell’s opinion that the newer generation of deputy ministers lack sufficient policy development expertise.
Federal government currently pays $31 per person per month to have a landline. In contrast, cell phones are $5 per month and voice over internet protocol phones cost $15 per month, says Shared Services Canada president Liseanne Forand.
Blueprint 2020 offers a new vision of Canada’s public service and PCO Clerk Wayne Wouters asks all public servants to weigh in.
The government expects it will take as long as 13 years of $435-million annual payments to get the deficit off its books. The first payment was made this March, and payments are scheduled to continue until 2026.
But the House and Senate committees wrapping up their studies on harassment in RCMP and public service, have heard from few actual victims.
Fifth Annual Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector to be presented this week.
Robert Fonberg exits as DM at Defence and CSIS director Richard Fadden will take over on May 13.
Government is looking at going to one website to make access to services easier for Canadians, has started identifying ‘trivial’ information online. Some departments now taking Access to Information Requests online.
Details are sketchy on the government’s announcement that CIDA will be merged with Foreign Affairs and International Trade, creating the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
Scientists and veterans square off over whether depleted uranium is causing ex-soldiers’ serious health issues.
Union seeks lien against Canada Post’s headquarters to ensure mail carrier coughs up hundreds of millions owed to members
Retired lieutenant commander Karen Davis says negative attitudes toward women in the military less prevalent.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.