2021 federal election: a pivotal time for our members

PIPSC members amply demonstrated throughout the pandemic their unwavering commitment and ability to continue serving Canadians under exceptionally difficult circumstances. The future of the public service is, more than ever, a critical election topic. 

To help our members make an informed choice on September 20th, we have sent a non-partisan survey to Canada's major political parties. We asked the Liberal Party of Canada, the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party, the Green Party of Canada, and the Bloc Québécois where they stand on the issues important to our members.

We are asking each party for their commitment to:

  1. invest $95 million In NAVIGAR over 4 years, over and above existing training budgets, to ensure Canada’s public service is ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

  2.  invest in training, new technologies and regional office audit and investigations staff to help the CRA:

    • catch wealthy tax cheats and hold large corporations accountable for what they owe

    • end corporate “profit shifting” and “transfer pricing” 

3.  increase federal public science spending by $800M in order to restore in-house science spending to fiscal 2010-2011 levels.

4.  reform the government’s outsourcing practices, reducing spending on contractors to 2011 levels and building an equal and equitable public service.

5.  not support any possible future legislation similar to Bill C-224, which was defeated in the last Parliament.

6.  provide public, universal prescription drug coverage (Pharmacare) for all Canadians.

Read the responses