Canadians have the most effective public service in the world, says a new international study. I’m not surprised. Working with public service professionals, I know just how valuable our members are to Canadians.
Each day our members go to work to protect and serve Canadians in a hundred different ways: they save lives, protect the environment and grow the economy. Whether it’s an IT professional networking a jet at an air force base in Nova Scotia, or a nurse saving a patient in the Yukon, PIPSC members help make Canada’s public service the best in the world. That’s why we’ve produced six short videos celebrating the work of PIPSC members. You can watch them here.
Maintaining the best public service in the world takes commitment, professionalism – and investment. After years of budget cuts, Canada needs to reinvest in public services so we can continue to provide world-class services. As the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported in 2016, “The federal government is the smallest it’s been since before the Second World War.” That needs to change if we’re to meet the challenges of the future.
Sign our petition and join us in calling on the federal government to invest more in Canada’s public service in the 2018 federal budget.