Public service grew again in 2018, rebounding from Harper-era cuts
By Emily HawsApr. 24, 2019
Since the Liberals took power in 2015, the public service has grown from 257,034 to 273,571 people in 2018, with the biggest boost coming between 2017 and 2018.
PSAC national president Chris Aylward says that the population of the core federal public service is only now meeting the middle years of the former Conservative government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The size of the federal public service grew again in 2018, continuing a trend under Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, and rebounding from cuts made under former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper.
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