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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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