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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.

May 4, 2017 - 4:11pm •
May 1, 2017 - 1:55pm •
The B.C. Coalition for Safety Before Profits and its members have launched an online campaign to tell Kinder Morgan to keep their promise to British Columbians – and that is a promise to put SAFETY BEFORE PROFITS. Take action today!
April 28, 2017 - 1:22pm •
A telephone town hall meeting with Bob Jackson, PSAC's Regional Vice President for BC, Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, and Janet Routledge, Burnaby North BC NDP Candidate. Panellists spoke with and took questions from PSAC members across British Columbia about the 2017 BC provincial election.
April 19, 2017 - 1:27pm •
A user-friendly guide to understanding politics in Canada. A link to short summaries of the parties’ and candidates policy positions on key electoral issues without analysis or party rhetoric.
April 10, 2017 - 4:04pm •
April 10, 2017 - 10:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated November 2017 with the PSAC Booklet on Staffing in the Federal Public Service (2006)
March 28, 2017 - 2:53pm •
The BC provincial election campaign is underway -- but how will the issues that are important to you, your family, and your community get on the agenda? Who will make sure the politicians follow through on their promises? 
March 10, 2017 - 2:10pm •
Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians.
March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm •
Just over 25 years ago, the Supreme Court confirmed that federal public service workers have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. Before that, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these workers to take part in any political activities except casting their vote.
February 17, 2017 - 1:28pm •
On Friday, February 24, PSAC will mark the first anniversary of Phoenix. We want to continue to draw attention to the Phoenix pay system and its problems and send a strong message to the Prime Minister and MPs that our members have been waiting for too long; fix the Phoenix pay problems and learn from your mistakes! Here are some ideas for how PSAC members can send a strong message to the government and our employers on February 24th.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 10, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Northwest Area Council meeting September 13, 2018 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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