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Public service union heads express relief, optimism over Liberal minority win

By Mike Lapointe      

High voter turnout in the National Capital Region demonstrates public servants 'must be doing their civic duty,' says PIPSC president Debi Daviau.

PIPSC president Debi Daviau, left, and PSAC president Chris Aylward, right, both expressed their relief with the outcome of the Oct. 21 election, which saw a Liberal minority government elected over the Conservatives. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The new Liberal minority government is an outcome that the Public Service Alliance of Canada can “certainly live with,” says the union’s national president Chris Aylward, while fellow union leader Debi Daviau says she hopes the government is willing to “reciprocate” the support it received during the campaign.

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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