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Public servants still waiting to engage with public service renewal parl sec

By Mike Lapointe      

Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.

Liberal MP Omar Alghabra was appointed parliamentary secretary to the prime minister for public service renewal on Dec. 12 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

More than a month after the prime minister announced Omar Alghabra as his parliamentary secretary for public service renewal, leaders from two of Canada’s larger federal public service unions are still entirely in the dark about the MP’s role and what it means for bureaucrats.

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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