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Political Action

Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save public services and protect jobs. We are all affected by cuts to services, and we must all take action to defend the public services PSAC members provide to Canadians.

This section contains news and information about PSAC's political action program in British Columbia. Visit the national website for background and more information on our campaigns.

December 10, 2012 - 10:24am •
Once again, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a misleading report attacking the dedicated and hard working public sector employees of this country. The study claims that public sector absenteeism rates are costing Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars annually. This is false – sick leave cannot be cashed and is not a liability for the taxpayer.
December 10, 2012 - 9:08am •
The Conservative government is cutting public services and jobs while it’s prepared to waste tens of millions of dollars on a punitive, unnecessary and discriminatory private members’ bill.
December 6, 2012 - 12:00am •
Poll shows cuts to Canadian Coast Guard could cost Conservative cabinet minister John Duncan his seat in Vancouver Island North; voters strongly oppose planned closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station and Vancouver, Comox, Tofino Marine Communications & Traffic Services centresUnions to target Conservative MPs with narrow election wins over Coast Guard closures
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
November 13, 2012 - 12:53pm •
You can send Stephen Harper a message by voting in the Victoria Federal By-Election on Monday November 26.   The 2012 budget brought in by the Harper government will cut $5.2 billion out of the federal government's operating budget over the next three years. These budget cuts are bad for PSAC members and bad for the Canadians that depend on the services we provide.
November 1, 2012 - 10:45am •
After 138 days of hearings, 179 witnesses, and a review of over 3 million pages of documents, the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River submitted its final report on October 29th 2012. The government tabled the report in the House of Commons on October 31st.
October 30, 2012 - 11:37am •
Once again, the Conservative government is pushing through hundreds of pages of major legislative changes without consulting Canadians.PSAC has major concerns with the latest budget implementation bill, C-45. Our concerns echo the criticism being expressed by the opposition parties, environmental, scientific and Aboriginal groups. We join the call for Bill C-45 to be split into parts and debated separately.
October 2, 2012 - 10:28am •
Ottawa-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, as well as several other ministers will make announcements today across the country with regards to the Red Tape Reduction Commission.Made up of corporations and lobby groups, this partisan commission is seeking to reduce regulatory compliance instead of focusing on keeping Canadians safe from harm.
September 30, 2012 - 12:00am •
On Saturday, September 15the PSAC members across the country demonstrated their support for public services and talked about how federal cuts are affecting all Canadians. Here in BC we hosted events in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Prince George, and Naramata. Members hosted booths, rallied for public services, spoke to members of their community, and heard from local politicians across the province.
September 14, 2012 - 9:34pm •
Protesters plan to occupy the Kitsilano Coast Guard for 24 hours overnight to protest the base’s closure. Here's a video report from Global TV BC.

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East Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Abbotsford
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Vancouver
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