PSAC is in favour of all measures that support the mental health of our members and recognize the particular impact that racial trauma and discrimination have on Black, Indigenous, and other racialized workers. However, the 2022 federal budget does not go far enough.
PSAC welcomes the government’s investments in making life more affordable for Canadian workers and their families. The 2022 budget makes firm commitments to investment in dental care, housing and affordable child care infrastructure which PSAC has long been fighting for.
However, it fails to deliver on creating a strong and resilient federal public service that Canadians can depend on when they need it most.
The federal government must show they have learned the most important lesson of this pandemic in their 2021 budget – it is time to make real, lasting, and systemic change that will improve the lives of workers.
In our submission to the Ministry of Finance’s consultation on the 2021 Budget, the Public Service Alliance of Canada made recommendations that the Government of Canada put in place programs and investments that will ensure that Canadians come out of the pandemic with a brighter, more secure future.