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PSAC head says avoiding Conservative government ‘No. 1’ election issue

By Mike Lapointe      

A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.

PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward, right. Mr. Aylward says the Liberal government would be 'well advised' to try to reach an agreement with the union before the October election. PIPSC registered as a third party advertiser for the 2019 election on Aug. 16. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The head of Canada’s largest federal public service union says the number one issue for the Public Service Alliance of Canada is “not to end up with another Conservative government” and to “get the NDP elected wherever we can.”

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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