The Federal Election on the Horizon

Parliament has risen and MPs are back in their home ridings — we are getting closer to the next federal election. With fixed election dates, we can expect Election Day to be Monday October 21, 2019.

In the lead-up to the election, we will work to ensure your priorities are at the top of candidate's minds. Many of us are electing our employer. We know that the decisions made by the political party in power can have direct and potentially harmful impacts on our lives as employees and union members. It's important that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice at the ballot box. PIPSC is a non-partisan organization so we will not be endorsing one political party over another.

The outcome of election is unpredictable and polls have pointed to every possible scenario. With voter turnout historically declining, PIPSC members can make a real difference in their riding by showing up at the polls. Many ridings will be tight races so getting out to vote will be key.

Over the course of the next weeks and months, PIPSC will be releasing online ads and content for you to share on social media. In addition, we will provide engagement tools to use in local communities and workplaces to get involved in the election.

The more we engage our colleagues, friends, families and neighbours, the more we can ensure we elect a federal government that supports public services and the professionals who provide them. So stay tuned for more information about getting involved and voting for a government that reflects your concerns and interests as a federal employee or public service worker.

Do you have questions about your rights as a public service employee during the federal election? See our information sheet.

7 February 2023
On January 30, 2023 PIPSC President Jennifer Carr, accompanied by Jordan McAuley, our specialist on outsourcing, testified before the House of Common Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) about the now-infamous McKinsey contracts awarded by the federal government.

16 January 2023
Any return to office policy must “consider the nature of each department’s work and the services they provide to Canadians.” Those are Treasury Board President Mona Fortier’s own words, and we urge her to heed them, said presidents of PIPSC and CAPE in an opinion letter published in The Ottawa Citizen.

4 January 2023
The New Year is here and I want to take this opportunity to sincerely wish you all the very best in 2023. Our challenges can definitely lead to positive outcomes for our members.

3 November 2022
On October 28, 2022 President Carr met for the first time with Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier to discuss a number of important issues that affect our members, public services and Canadian taxpayers.

2 November 2022
On October 24, 2022 President Jennifer Carr appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) to discuss the nefarious effects of outsourcing on our members, public services and Canadian taxpayers.

1 November 2022
PIPSC President Jennifer Carr urges all Canadians to stand in solidarity with their fellow workers at CUPE.