Public service experts and critics on the political right and left are calling for reforms to federal government communication and advertising policies.
The feds calculated a $1.4-billion liability for future sick leave entitlements. But the government has not provided any details of its new plan, saying it can’t get into specifics while still negotiating with the unions.
The PM’s Advisory Committee on the Public Service’s annual report is calling for more effective implementation of government decisions, better use of middle managers, and stronger recruitment and leadership development.
The federal government is committing $3.4-million in each of the next three years to public service renewal as it follows through on its Destination 2020 plan.
Richard Fadden becomes PM's national security adviser, among other moves in bureaucratic shuffle
With a background on both sides of the often thorny relationship between bureaucrats and political staff, new Privy Council Clerk Janice Charette 'is particularly suited to manage that tension,' an eminent public administration expert says, as she takes on a federal public service reeling from cuts, low morale, a battered public perception and a lack of trust with elected officials.
NDP claims PMO is behind personal attacks against Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand to ‘prop up angry Conservative base.’
Treasury Board President Clement and PS labour unions acknowledge the negotiations are going to be ‘difficult.’
Pollster Nik Nanos says the closure of nine vets’ service offices could be problematic for the Conservatives because it impacts veterans and seniors who tend to vote regularly in elections.
Peter MacKay joined by Senator Bob Runciman, Tim Uppal, and Corneliu Chisu met with the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Canadian Urban Transit Association to mark the passing of Bill S-221, which amends the Criminal Code to address assaults against public transit operators.
On May 12, the day UN rapporteur James Anaya released his report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Canada, families of missing and murdered women demonstrated on the steps of Parliament Hill. Mr. MacKay and fellow Conservative MP Joy Smith happened to be on the steps at the same time, for a photo opportunity, where a life jacket-donning Mr. MacKay was confronted by the women asking for his help. He said he would be willing to sit down and talk about the issue of missing and murdered women. When the meeting in Mr. MacKay’s office was scheduled, it was arranged symbolically to be held on the six-year anniversary of Mr. Harper’s apology to First Nations for residential schools, said Mr. Fiddler.
Mr. MacKay behind the bench at a 2013 Conservative Party hockey game.
Peter MacKay with his wife Nazanin Afshin-Jam and their son Kian.
Mr. MacKay with Laureen Harper at the 2013 Sandbox Canada event on Sparks Street.
Mr. MacKay, getting meta with his BlackBerry, alongside fellow caucus colleagues in 2013. From left: Bernard Valcourt, Shelly Glover, Peter Van Loan, Leona Aglukkaq, and Diane Finley.
In committee with junior defence minister Julian Fantino, on March 13, 2012. During the meeting the pair said the government would commit to procuring the F-35 joint single strike fighter jets.
Then-U.S. Secretary of Defence Robert M. Gates and Peter MacKay during his tenure as Defence minister.
Peter MacKay and Tim Powers. Mr. MacKay broke his arm while being tackled in a rugby game on the Hill on May 27, 2009. He was playing for the Canadian Forces team, against the Ottawa Irish Rugby Club, which Mr. Powers is a part of. Apparently Mr. MacKay barely flinched when the medics pushed his elbow back in place, and was doing interviews five minutes later.
Mr. MacKay with the Brazilian foreign minister Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim in a 2007 joint press conference following their bilateral meeting.
Peter MacKay signing... as he was sworn in with the rest of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet Feb. 6, 2006.
July 20, 2006 Mr. MacKay speaks to press after a technical briefing in Ottawa over concerns about the evacuation of Canadians from Lebanon.
Mr. MacKay tossing around a football on the Hill with Mr. Harper in 2005. Other photos from this afternoon on the lawn were cause for some contention for Mr. Harper at the time.
Peter MacKay, Jack Layton, and Anne McLellan in 2004, seen here debating the Throne Speech with CBC's Don Newman.
Then-leader of the Progressive Conservatives Peter MacKay, and Stephen Harper, then-leader of the Canadian Alliance announced on Oct. 16, 2003 that they agreed to join their two parties. 'Our swords will henceforth be pointed at the Liberals, not at each other,' Mr. Harper said at the time.