Described by those who’ve worked alongside him over the years as an incredibly hard worker, a gentleman and a trusted friend, Mr. Oliver is also known as 'objectively fearless when it comes to his commentary.'
‘If we have a strike mandate in early April and we’re in tax season and they don’t wake up and smell the coffee … guess what’s going to happen,’ says Union of Taxation Employees president Marc Brière.
'We clearly chose to take a chance,' says CBC exec Michael Gruzuk. 'It didn’t work the way that we expected in the first season or two, and we’ve now made an adjustment.'
'The situation is changing almost hourly and our public health system needs to be ready to adapt to any sudden change in the current situation,' says SFU's Kelley Lee.
The 2019 federal budget allocated $523.3-million over five years, starting in 2019–20, to 'ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to addressing pay issues,' according to PSPC.
Multiple government departments remain quiet on any role they’ve played in the royal couple’s plans to move to Canada part time.
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says her union was not involved in discussions with the PMO prior to the decision to move Shared Services Canada under the minister of digital government.
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.