Federal budget 2012
PSAC analysis: 2012 budget
Austerity budget compromises public services, safety and the economy
PSAC is calling on the federal government to tell Canadians exactly what services are going to be cut as a result of the 2012 Federal Budget. Without that information, Canadians won't know what services they are losing until they are gone.
The call came in an analysis of Budget 2012 released at a news conference in April. That analysis emphasizes the connection between “back office” functions and the services Canadians rely on.
When you take the ‘back office' out of services, you take services away from Canadians. We've seen that with cuts to Service Canada, and thousands of people waiting weeks to receive their first Employment Insurance and Old Age Security cheques.
The government is downplaying anticipated job losses and their impact on the economy. We also know that “cutting red tape” compromises Canadians' health and safety.
Visit this page for updates on the impact of cuts to public services and PSAC's campaign for a Third Choice that protects crucial services and the economy.
If you are a PSAC member and received an “affected” or “surplus” notice, contact your union representative. Also, visit our online guide to Workforce Adjustment for information on some of the options available to you.
Date modified: 6/6/2012 12:46:04 PM