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Once a curiosity, foreign service union strike now verging on crisis

Much has been written about the plunging morale in a Canadian bureaucracy which feels diminished by its Conservative government masters and you can now add our representatives abroad to that list.

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'The foreign service, which is already well-paid and a highly sought after posting, is asking for a hefty wage hike that is neither fair nor reasonable for taxpayers,' says Matthew Conway, spokesperson for Treasury Board President Tony Clement, pictured above.

It’s a fine line that separates the good fight on behalf of Canadian taxpayers and a lack of respect for our representatives around the world.

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Once a curiosity, foreign service union strike now verging on crisis

Much has been written about the plunging morale in a Canadian bureaucracy which feels diminished by its Conservative government masters and you can now add our representatives abroad to that list.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
'The foreign service, which is already well-paid and a highly sought after posting, is asking for a hefty wage hike that is neither fair nor reasonable for taxpayers,' says Matthew Conway, spokesperson for Treasury Board President Tony Clement, pictured above.

It’s a fine line that separates the good fight on behalf of Canadian taxpayers and a lack of respect for our representatives around the world.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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