From the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Northern territories down to the US border, common values link the communities that make up our society. Our public services are the tools we have collectively given ourselves to achieve our common ideal – a fair, equitable, safe and prosperous society respectful of the environment where no one is left out. Read more
PSAC is seeking your support for the Union of Solicitor General Employees' “Save our Farms” campaign to stop the closure of Canada's prison farms.
Without warning or consultation, the Harper government announced in February that it intends to close all of the six farm programs operated by Correctional Services Canada.
With more than a century of history and tradition, the farm annexes attached to the minimum security facilities provide inmates with a variety of opportunities and skills training.
These institutions also give back – a part of their local agricultural communities, the farms have forged links in their communities by providing healthy, fresh, local dairy, meat and produce to charitable and non-profit institutions in addition to supplying the needs of their own institutions.
Farming matters. Save our farms and say no to the Harper government's short-sighted plan to close Canada's prison farms.
Reject Bill C-484. Protect women's choice and equality.
Last March, Bill C‑484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, passed second reading in the House of Commons. This bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code and to create a separate offence for causing the injury or death of an “unborn child” should a pregnant woman be the victim of a crime. Read more
A drug card was promised as part of the 2006 negotiations, and work is well underway to provide this new service to plan members. Originally scheduled for implementation later this year, it is now expected that the card will be in place by mid-2009.
THEREFORE your petitioners request that Parliament direct the Treasury Board of Canada to provide PSHCP members with a health/drug card by December 31, 2008.
Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
From wholesale closure of the cod fishery on the East coast resulting in losses to 27,000 northern cod fishers and the diminished work capacity of up to 100 processing plants to the millions of ‘missing’ sockeye on the Fraser River leading to fishery restrictions and closure, the continuing collapse of fish stocks puts the culture, livelihoods and ecological heritage of many people across Canada in jeopardy.
If this trend continues, in 50 years there won’t be any fish in Canada’s oceans and waters. Many more communities will suffer through job loss.
“This is obviously an issue important to Canadians and yet those on the front lines with Fisheries and Oceans don’t have the resources to protect and rebuild the stocks,” said William Pynn UEW National President.
“We will not only lose a key economic sector and part of our heritage, but when you remove an activity as basic to the Canadian way of life as going fishing, there will be tremendous impact on quality of life.”
This is an issue important to Canadians. Read what they have to say.
What can Canadians do about this? Send a message to government urging more funding for the protection and enhancement of Canada’s fish stocks.
Some 1700 PSAC members in the federal government work as Compensation and Benefits Advisors. These members deliver pay and benefits services to federal public sector workers from coast to coast to coast. The PSAC has been working with this group of members to address their long-standing classification, training, recruitment, retention and workplace needs. Contact us with comments/questions or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date Modified : 2011/06/28