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 More than one-third of the $4.88-billion Parliament will need to approve in its updated budget is connected to public-service employee costs, including new hires and paying up under collective agreements. That amount is larger than normal, Treasury Board President Scott Brison told a House committee Nov. 9, because it accounts for the fact 90 per cent of employees are covered under new collective agreements and a significant amount of the money owed for years of back pay. “There’s

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Public service pay a ‘significant’ chunk of new spending ask: Brison

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Treasury Board president is asking Parliament to approve $4.88-billion in additional spending as part of the latest round of supplementary estimates. Parliament has so far approved $262.4-billion in spending in 2017-18.

Treasury Board President Scott Brison, left, walks out with parliamentary secretary Joyce Murray after his presentation to the House Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Thursday, where he discussed the additional money government needs to uphold its budgetary promises and collective agreements. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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