Yesterday, CAPE took part in an important press conference on Parliament Hill calling on the government to treat Phoenix with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.
The following is a transcript of our statements to the media regarding Phoenix, as read by André Picotte on February 23, 2017.
On the first anniversary of Phoenix, the three largest federal public service unions are urging the government to include a $75 million Phoenix contingency fund in the upcoming federal budget.
During her appearance before the House of Commons standing committee on official languages on February 9, the Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, made some firm commitments regarding the future of the Translation Bureau.
Back in October 2014, the Harper government introduced a new standard on security screening measures aimed at public servants, which included fingerprinting and credit checks. Public service unions, including CAPE, denounced the government’s actions as unacceptably invasive.