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GRIC announces new school ties at colourful back-to-Parliament bash

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Government relations pros turned out to Tavern on the Hill on Sept. 13 for heat, hot dogs, and hops.
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Among those recognized for their work was a group that created a reference document to help public servants support colleagues in the transgender community.
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On this fall's to-attend list: the Political Party, the NAC Gala, Canada's Great Kitchen Party, and the return of Harvest Noir.
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PSAC's fall priorities include getting the government to table legislation to combat overpayment tax issues.
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The veterans advocate who filed the lawsuit, Sean Bruyea, says he'll appeal the ruling.
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Before Phoenix, pay-related grievances made up about 12 per cent of the complaints filed with the bureaucrats’ labour board. That jumped to 50 per cent and 41 per cent in the two fiscal years afterwards.
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The union’s elections committee rules say it will remove ‘any statements that are false, misleading, or unsubstantiated’ from candidate submissions.
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The Carleton Conservative MP's home mailer states that there were zero "public servants with Phoenix pay problems under the Conservatives government."
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Nancy Chahwan takes over as chief human resources officer, which one ex-PS manager said signals the government is 'bringing in some pretty big guns' to get Phoenix fixed.
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Chief information officer Alex Benay says the new system won’t be deployed government-wide at first, and could run in parallel with Phoenix for a time.
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Memes expressing frustration with the Phoenix pay system are the most popular, said the creator of the GC Memes Instagram page.
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Both Sean Bruyea and federal lawyers defending Minister Seamus O'Regan say if they don’t get their way, freedom of expression could be at risk.
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According to the Library of Parliament, the Oct. 22, 2014, incident doesn’t support the tour’s objectives, with some observers saying it's best marked at the war memorial.
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The options to streamline the process for correcting overpayments, transfers, terminations, and acting pay will be presented to Phoenix oversight committees starting in September, said head Phoenix-fixer Les Linklater.
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CAPE president Greg Phillips called the report and its associated timelines 'long overdue,' since about 30 per cent of the union's caseload is related to harassment.
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With an internal election looming, members are seeking a special meeting to probe why Shirley Friesen dropped her case against president Debi Daviau and vice-president Steve Hindle.
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The PCO clerk will be asking those hovering around retirement age if they can commit to seeing through the post-election craziness, says former PBO Kevin Page.
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Fewer than 10 of 84 deputy ministers and associate DMs identify as visible minorities.
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More moves could be coming in the near future, said a former government executive, as those thinking of retirement will likely do so before the transition starts for the 2019 election.
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The number of deputy ministers and associate deputy ministers has jumped more than 15 per cent in the last decade, going from 72 in 2008 to 84 this year.
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Frédéric Seppey, chief agricultural negotiator, Steve Verheul, chief NAFTA negotiator, and Paul Halucha, assistant deputy minister of the industry sector at ISED, round out the top three.
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Ex-NDP MP Peter Ittinuar and policy adviser Peter Williamson are also running for a three-year term at the Inuit group's helm.
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The top bureaucrats with the task of supporting the new cabinet have been named, and experts say not having to create new departments will make for a smoother transition.
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Hill reporters say it's not a direct threat to them, but some worry about how a shift in news consumption to U.S. outlets could eat away at Canadian outlets' revenues.
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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has been given an honorary title by Parks Canada and appeared at a 2018 post-budget announcement with Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, among other activities.
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Marc Lemieux has taken over from assistant deputy minister Danielle May-Cuconato, who was in charge of the project management office behind the Phoenix fix.
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Union leaders say members are ‘frustrated’ as they await a negotiation mandate that’s supposedly on the prime minister’s desk.
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'Parties have to work harder to stick with them. They’re not afraid to look at other parties if they’re not satisfied with the options you’re offering,' says ex-NDP national director Karl Bélanger.
Nunavut artist Bart Hanna was selected to create a sculpture for Centre Block and Anna Desmarais joins iPolitics to cover immigration, Indigenous Affairs, the environment, and foreign affairs.
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But the clerk's job is to put into place a structure and ensure people he trusts are working on it, argues ex-PCO official Zussman, and there's some indication that's happening.
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PSAC wants the government to consult it on any big future technological changes affecting its members, while PIPSC wants better timelines for contract signing.
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The regulatory process for Bill C-81, which could take up to four years, will make sure there’s adequate consultation, says Persons with Disabilities Minister Kirsty Duncan.

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