Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen's Hill staffer hadn't been paid in three months and NDP MP Erin Weir gave a personal loan to one of his staffers who hadn't been paid in months.
Liberal MPs Raj Grewal and Mark Gerretsen at the House Government Operations and Estimates special committee meeting on the Phoenix pay system problems, Thursday, July 28. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
No MPs have reported paycheque problems under the new problem-plagued Phoenix system which has left more than 80,000 federal public servants with pay issues six months after it was rolled out.
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'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.