ศัพท์พนันบอล _เลขบัญชี w88 _slot v pantip https://www.google.com//352/taxonomy/term/464 en Budget?2017?: les lib¨¦raux ratent l¡¯occasion d¡¯am¨¦liorer les services publics https://www.google.com//352/node/5762 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>Pendant sa campagne ¨¦lectorale, le premier ministre Trudeau a promis aux fonctionnaires de les traiter avec respect et de r¨¦parer les d¨¦gats caus¨¦s par le gouvernement conservateur. Le budget?2017 lui offrait une occasion en or de restaurer les services publics que m¨¦ritent les Canadiennes et les Canadiens.Certes, il accorde de faibles augmentations et du financement. Malheureusement, il laisse aussi de c?t¨¦ de nombreux services.</p> <h3>Salubrit¨¦ alimentaire</h3> <p>Sous le r¨¦gime Harper, l¡¯Agence canadienne d¡¯inspection des aliments (ACIA) a r¨¦duit sa main-d¡¯?uvre de 20?% et son budget, de 24?%.</p> <p>Le budget?2017 pr¨¦voit un investissement de 149,3 millions sur cinq ans, ¨¤ compter de 2017-2018, pour ??renouveler les programmes de base d¡¯inspection de la salubrit¨¦ des aliments mis en ?uvre par l¡¯Agence canadienne d¡¯inspection des aliments et par Sant¨¦ Canada??. Il ne s¡¯agit pas de fonds neufs, ces montants ayant d¨¦j¨¤ ¨¦t¨¦ annonc¨¦s.</p> <p>Le budget ne r¨¨gle pas la p¨¦nurie de personnel ¨¤ l¡¯ACIA et ne renverse pas les compressions apport¨¦es par le gouvernement Harper. L¡¯investissement ne fait que maintenir le statu quo. L¡¯AFPC d¨¦plore le fait que le gouvernement n¡¯ait pas jug¨¦ bon d¡¯investir dans la salubrit¨¦ alimentaire, question qui touche la sant¨¦ et le bien-¨ºtre de toute la population.</p> <h3>Services aux anciens combattants</h3> <p>Le gouvernement Harper a laiss¨¦ les v¨¦t¨¦rans canadiens pour compte, sabrant sauvagement les services auxquels ils avaient recours. Le budget lib¨¦ral propose de nouveaux programmes visant ¨¤ am¨¦liorer les services.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC trouve rassurant que le gouvernement investisse dans les services aux anciens combattants apr¨¨s tant d¡¯ann¨¦es de sous-financement. D¡¯ailleurs, le gouvernement lib¨¦ral a rouvert les neuf bureaux r¨¦gionaux ferm¨¦s par Harper.</p> <p>Il n¡¯a toutefois pas encore r¨¦tabli les services amput¨¦s ni augment¨¦ le personnel des nouveaux bureaux.</p> <h3>Protection de l¡¯environnement</h3> <p>Sous le gouvernement Harper, les services de protection de l¡¯environnement sont tomb¨¦s sous le couperet malgr¨¦ les dangers que posent les changements climatiques et la pollution.</p> <p>Les lib¨¦raux proposent des am¨¦liorations, notamment?: 43,8 millions ¨¤ P¨ºches et Oc¨¦ans Canada, 70,5 millions ¨¤ Environnement et Changement climatique Canada et 364 millions ¨¤ Parcs Canada. Ils investissent ¨¦galement dans la protection des milieux marins.</p> <p>Ces fonds n¡¯annulent toutefois pas les coupes existantes. Le gouvernement Harper a priv¨¦ 99?% des lacs et rivi¨¨res du pays de leur protection et ¨¦limin¨¦ des ¨¦valuations environnementales. Nous attendons toujours que le gouvernement lib¨¦ral r¨¦tablisse cette protection.</p> <h3>Des trous dans le budget</h3> <p>Le budget?2017 consacre des fonds ¨¤ certains services publics, mais d¡¯autres services importants ont ¨¦t¨¦ n¨¦glig¨¦s.</p> <p>L¡¯Agence des services frontaliers du Canada, par exemple, ne re?oit aucun financement suppl¨¦mentaire. Emploi et D¨¦veloppement social Canada, pour sa part, recevra 12,1 millions en 2017-2018 pour moderniser ses services. Cependant, on ne sait pas si ces fonds seront suffisants pour r¨¦tablir le service ou mettre en ?uvre les recommandations faites au d¨¦but de l¡¯ann¨¦e par le Comit¨¦ d¡¯examen de la qualit¨¦ des services de l¡¯assurance-emploi. Le gouvernement lib¨¦ral a promis que l¡¯AFPC/SEIC ferait partie des discussions sur l¡¯am¨¦lioration des services. Nous veillerons ¨¤ ce que le minist¨¨re et le gouvernement tiennent parole.????</p> <p>Le gouvernement n¡¯a pas non plus saisi l¡¯occasion de revenir sur sa d¨¦cision de fermer le Centre de traitement des demandes d¡¯immigration de Vegreville en Alberta. Pourtant, ce centre contribue ¨¦norm¨¦ment ¨¤ la vitalit¨¦ ¨¦conomique de cette petite communaut¨¦ rurale.</p> <p>Le budget, dans lequel il est question des ports, a n¨¦anmoins ¨¦t¨¦ muet au sujet du port de Churchill, au Manitoba. Rien ne laisse supposer que le gouvernement entend sauver ce port r¨¦cemment ferm¨¦, qui ¨¦tait d¡¯une importance vitale pour la communaut¨¦.</p> <p>Les services publics jouent un r?le capital dans la protection de la sant¨¦ et de la s¨¦curit¨¦ de la population canadienne. Le gouvernement lib¨¦ral doit respecter ses engagements et son mandat en veillant ¨¤ ce que la population canadienne puisse compter sur des services publics de qualit¨¦. ?</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/federal-government">Federal government</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/food-safety">Food safety</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/parliament_3_0.jpg" width="3429" height="2286" alt="" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:07:33 +0000 choquej 5762 at/352 Budget 2017: Liberals missed the opportunity to improve public services https://www.google.com//352/budget-2017-liberals-missed-opportunity-improve <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>During the 2015 election, Prime Minister Trudeau wrote to all public service workers promising to treat them with respect and restore the cuts made by the previous Conservative government. The second Liberal budget was an opportunity to restore the public service and provide the high-quality public services that Canadians deserve. Instead, the budget provided modest increases and funding and many services were left out.</p> <h3>Food safety</h3> <p>Under the Harper government, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency lost 20% of its workforce and 24% of its budget.</p> <p>Budget 2017 states that the government will invest up to $149.3 million over five years, starting in 2017¨C18, to ¡°renew core food safety inspection programming delivered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada¡±. However, this is not new money, but funding that was already announced.</p> <p>The funding does nothing to address short staffing at CFIA or fix the problem of under-resourcing of programs that occurred under the Harper government. Rather, the money simply maintains the status quo. PSAC is disappointed that this government has failed to invest in food safety, which affects the health and well-being of all Canadians.</p> <h3>Veterans services</h3> <p>Under Harper, Canada¡¯s veterans were ignored and funding for services was cut dramatically. The Liberal budget has proposed a number of new programs and measures aimed at improving services to Canada¡¯s veterans.</p> <p>PSAC is heartened to see that this government is making investments into veterans¡¯ services, which are suffering from years of cuts. The Liberal government has also re-opened the nine Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by Harper.</p> <p>However, the government has still not restored services to their previous levels or adequately staffed the new offices.</p> <h3>Environmental protection</h3> <p>Canada¡¯s environmental protection services were cut significantly under the Harper government, despite increasing threats from climate change and pollution.</p> <p>The Liberals have proposed some improvements, including providing funding to of $43.8 million to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, $70.5 million to Environment and Climate Change Canada and $364 million to Parks Canada, as well as funding for protection of Canada¡¯s marine environment.</p> <p>These funding announcements do not restore the previous cuts made, however. As well, the Harper government removed protections from 99% of Canada¡¯s lakes and rivers and eliminated environmental assessments. So far, the Liberal government has not restored this protection.</p> <h3>A lot missing from the budget</h3> <p>Although Budget 2017 provided funding for some public services, many important services were left out.</p> <p>The budget provided no new funding for the Canada Border Services Agency. Although the budget promised $12.1 million in 2017¨C18 to Employment and Social Development Canada to develop modern approaches to service delivery, it is unclear to what extent this will restore service capacity or implement the recommendations of the EI service quality review completed earlier this year. The Liberal government promised PSAC/CEIU that they would be included in discussions around the service delivery improvement. We will be holding the government and the department to those promises.?? ??</p> <p>Also, despite the importance of the immigration centre to the economic sustainability of small rural communities like Vegreville, Alberta, the government did not use the budget as an opportunity to revisit its plans to close the immigration centre there.</p> <p>The Port of Churchill in Manitoba was also left out of the budget plan. Although ports were mentioned, there was no indication that the government would step up to save the closed Port of Churchill, which is vital to that community.</p> <p>Public services are vital to protecting the health, safety and security of all Canadians. The Liberal government must fulfill its promises and its mandate by providing quality public services that all Canadians can count on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/federal-government">Federal government</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/food-safety">Food safety</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/parliament_3.jpg" width="3429" height="2286" alt="" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:02:06 +0000 choquej 5761 at/352 Victoire! Le gouvernement rouvrira neuf bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants d¡¯ici un an https://www.google.com//352/node/4336 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>L¡¯Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada est heureuse d¡¯apprendre que le gouvernement f¨¦d¨¦ral tiendra sa promesse de rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants.</p> <p>??La d¨¦cision du ministre des Anciens Combattants, Kent Hehr, de rouvrir ces neuf bureaux au cours de la prochaine ann¨¦e est une victoire importante pour les v¨¦t¨¦rans et toutes les personnes qui ont milit¨¦ sans relache pour le r¨¦tablissement de ces services. Nous sommes ravis de savoir que les v¨¦t¨¦rans pourront de nouveau se faire servir en personne??, affirme Robyn Benson, pr¨¦sidente nationale de l¡¯AFPC.</p> <h3><strong>Les v¨¦t¨¦rans ripostent</strong></h3> <p>En 2013 et 2014, les conservateurs ont ferm¨¦ neuf bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants (¨¤ Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna et Prince George).</p> <p>Des v¨¦t¨¦rans des quatre coins du pays ont travaill¨¦ d¡¯arrache-pied pour mettre un frein ¨¤ ces fermetures. Ils ont <a href="/352/veterans-poursuivent-lutte">envoy¨¦ une d¨¦l¨¦gation</a> au Parlement en 2013 afin de sensibiliser les ¨¦lus ¨¤ l¡¯importance de ces services vitaux.</p> <p>Le ministre des Anciens Combattants de l¡¯¨¦poque, Julian Fantino, <a href="http://veterans-poursuivent-lutte">a fait preuve de m¨¦pris envers les v¨¦t¨¦rans</a>. Il s¡¯est d¡¯ailleurs attir¨¦ la foudre du public en annulant une rencontre pr¨¦vue avec eux. Lorsqu¡¯il a ferm¨¦ le bureau de Sydney en d¨¦cembre?2013, plus de mille personnes <a href="http://anciens-combattants-membres-lafpc-solidaires">sont descendues dans les rues de la ville pour protester</a>, un geste qui s¡¯est r¨¦percut¨¦ dans les autres villes touch¨¦es.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC a pr¨ºt¨¦ main-forte en diffusant une s¨¦rie de vid¨¦os mettant en vedette plusieurs v¨¦t¨¦rans t¨¦moignant de l¡¯impact de la fermeture de ces bureaux sur leur quotidien et leur sant¨¦ mentale.</p> <h3><strong>Engagement politique</strong></h3> <p>De 2013 ¨¤ 2015, les v¨¦t¨¦rans ont renouvel¨¦ leur engagement politique et se sont mobilis¨¦s pour faire tomber les conservateurs. Ils ont veill¨¦ ¨¤ ce que tous les partis d¡¯opposition s¡¯engagent ¨¤ rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants. R¨¦sultat? La population locale de la majorit¨¦ des circonscriptions touch¨¦es par ces fermetures a choisi d¡¯¨¦lire d¡¯autres candidats que les conservateurs.</p> <p>??Le manque de respect du gouvernement conservateur envers les v¨¦t¨¦rans canadiens ¨¦tait un enjeu majeur aux derni¨¨res ¨¦lections f¨¦d¨¦rales??, soutient Carl Gannon, pr¨¦sident national du Syndicat des employ¨¦-e-s des Anciens Combattants.</p> <p>??L¡¯annonce r¨¦cente de la r¨¦ouverture de ces bureaux permettra aux v¨¦t¨¦rans et ¨¤ leurs familles de recevoir le soutien qu¡¯ils m¨¦ritent. Voil¨¤ une belle victoire pour les anciens combattants d¡¯aujourd¡¯hui et de demain.??</p> <p>??C¡¯est tellement agr¨¦able de savoir qu¡¯on nous ¨¦coute enfin, conclut Ron Clarke, ancien combattant qui a travaill¨¦ ¨¤ la r¨¦ouverture du bureau de Sydney en Nouvelle-¨¦cosse.</p> <p>??Cette victoire bien m¨¦rit¨¦e montre que la population appuie les v¨¦t¨¦rans et les services publics. Nous m¨¦ritons d¡¯¨ºtre trait¨¦s avec respect et d¡¯¨ºtre servis en personne. ?</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/veterans-group-parliament-hill_0.jpg" width="1200" height="803" alt="D¨¦l¨¦gation de v¨¦t¨¦rans ¨¤ la colline parlementaire en 2013" title="Les v¨¦t¨¦rans ont milit¨¦ pendant trois ans pour la r¨¦ouverture des bureaux" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:22:15 +0000 trostea 4336 at/352 Victory! Government to re-open nine Veterans Affairs offices within one year https://www.google.com//352/victory-government-re-open-nine-veterans-affairs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the federal government¡¯s decision to <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/2374102/veterans-affairs-offices-to-reopen-within-a-year-hehr/">re-open Veterans Affairs offices</a> in nine cities within one year.</p> <p>¡°The announcement from Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr that the nine offices will re-open within a year is a significant victory for all of the veterans and advocates who worked so hard on the campaign to reopen the offices. We are ecstatic that veterans will have access to in-person services once again,¡± said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.</p> <h3><strong>Veterans speak out</strong></h3> <p>Between 2013 and 2014, the Conservatives closed front-line offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Prince George.</p> <p>Veterans from across Canada worked valiantly to stop the closures. <a href="http://veterans-fight-hard-keep-offices-open">They convened a delegation</a> on Parliament Hill in 2013, speaking out about the potential impact of losing crucial services.</p> <p>At the time, former Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino was <a href="http://veterans-fight-hard-keep-offices-open">dismissive of the veterans</a>. He came under fire from Canadians for cancelling a meeting with the veterans.? When the Sydney office closed in December 2013, more than a thousand people <a href="http://veterans-and-psac-members-band-together-vac">took to the streets in protest</a>. Similar actions took place in other cities affected by the office closures as well.</p> <p>PSAC supported these efforts by releasing a series of <a href="/352/rons-story-they-have-taken-pride-and-simplicity">testimonial videos</a>, documenting the impact of the office closures on veterans¡¯ lives and mental health.</p> <h3><strong>Politically engaged</strong></h3> <p>Between 2013 and the 2015, veterans became increasingly politically active and pledged to fight the Conservative government. They secured promises from all of the opposition parties to re-open the offices. And in the majority of ridings affected by office closures, voters chose not to elect Conservative candidates.</p> <p>¡°The Conservative government's disrespect of Canadian veterans was a major issue in the recent federal election,¡± said Carl Gannon, National President of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees.</p> <p>¡°The recent announcement about the re-opening of the offices means that veterans and their families will receive the support they deserve.? This is a victory for current veterans and all of those that will come after them,¡± he added. ?</p> <p>¡°It is so wonderful that our voices are finally being listened to,¡± said veteran Ron Clarke, who was active in the fight to re-open the office in Sydney, Nova Scotia.</p> <p>¡°This victory was hard-won and demonstrates the public support for veterans and public services. We deserve respect and the ability to have our needs addressed in person.¡±</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/veterans-group-parliament-hill_0.jpg" width="1200" height="803" alt="Veterans¡¯ delegation on Parliament Hill, 2013" title="Veterans spent the last three years fighting to re-open offices" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:17:09 +0000 trostea 4334 at/352 R¨¦ouverture des bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants : le gouvernement lib¨¦ral doit consulter le personnel des services ¨¤ la client¨¨le https://www.google.com//352/node/4275 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>L¡¯Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada (AFPC) accueille avec enthousiasme l¡¯annonce du gouvernement lib¨¦ral visant ¨¤ rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants ferm¨¦s par les conservateurs et ¨¤ embaucher plus d¡¯agents des services ¨¤ la client¨¨le. L¡¯AFPC souligne toutefois qu¡¯il est important de consulter le personnel avant de changer le lieu d¡¯affaires de ces bureaux.</p> <p>En raison des coupes draconiennes impos¨¦es au personnel et aux services d¡¯Anciens Combattants Canada sous le pr¨¦c¨¦dent gouvernement conservateur, nos v¨¦t¨¦rans ne re?oivent plus les soins indispensables auxquels ils ont droit. Ces coupes ont entra?n¨¦ la fermeture de neuf bureaux de district, ¨¤ Corner Brook, Charlottetown Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna et Prince George.?</p> <p>? Depuis la fermeture des bureaux r¨¦gionaux, les v¨¦t¨¦rans doivent faire de nombreuses heures de route pour obtenir des services ou attendre interminablement au t¨¦l¨¦phone pour parler ¨¤ un agent, affirme Carl Gannon, pr¨¦sident national du Syndicat des employ¨¦-e-s des Anciens Combattants. Nos membres, qui servent directement la population, sont tout simplement d¨¦courag¨¦s de voir ¨¤ quel point ces compressions ont des effets d¨¦vastateurs dans la vie de nos v¨¦t¨¦rans. ?</p> <p>Dans une s¨¦rie de t¨¦moignages recueillis par l¡¯AFPC l¡¯an dernier, <a href="http://syndicatafpc.ca/ancienscombattants" target="_blank">d¡¯anciens combattants prennent la parole</a> pour d¨¦noncer les r¨¦percussions de ces fermetures dans leur vie, sur leur sant¨¦ mentale et leur acc¨¨s ¨¤ d¡¯importantes ressources.?</p> <p>? ¨¤ la fermeture du bureau de Thunder Bay, je suis devenu plus angoiss¨¦ et, depuis, il m¡¯est plus difficile d¡¯avoir acc¨¨s ¨¤ mes traitements pour le TSPT, d¨¦clare Rob Cutbush, v¨¦t¨¦ran ayant 25 ans de service dans la Marine royale canadienne. Je suis heureux de voir que les v¨¦t¨¦rans ont finalement ¨¦t¨¦ entendus. ?</p> <p>Le t¨¦moignage de v¨¦t¨¦rans comme M. Cutbush a eu une grande incidence sur les r¨¦sultats des ¨¦lections f¨¦d¨¦rales. Dans la grande majorit¨¦ des circonscriptions o¨´ des bureaux ont ¨¦t¨¦ ferm¨¦s en 2014, les citoyens ont d¨¦cid¨¦ de ne pas ¨¦lire ou r¨¦¨¦lire de d¨¦put¨¦s conservateurs.?</p> <p>? Nos membres sont bien plac¨¦s pour conseiller le gouvernement quant aux besoins des v¨¦t¨¦rans qu¡¯ils c?toient r¨¦guli¨¨rement, souligne Robyn Benson, pr¨¦sidente nationale de l¡¯AFPC. Nous avons bon espoir que les lib¨¦raux tiendront leurs promesses. Nous tenons toutefois ¨¤ nous assurer que le point de vue du personnel des services ¨¤ la client¨¨le demeure au centre de toute d¨¦cision gouvernementale dans ce dossier.?</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-publisher field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/publisher/communications-and-political-action">Communications and Political Action</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/robcutbush_0.jpg" width="1200" height="1200" alt="Rob Cutbush, 50 ans, 25 ans de service dans la Marine Royale canadienne." title="Rob Cutbush, 50 ans, 25 ans de service dans la Marine Royale canadienne." /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:16:00 +0000 choquej 4275 at/352 Front-line workers need to be included in discussions about re-opening Veterans Affairs offices https://www.google.com//352/front-line-workers-need-be-included-discussions <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>The Public Service Alliance of Canada is happy with the federal government¡¯s announcement that it will re-open the Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by the Conservatives and hire more front-line staff, but stresses the need for the government to consult with front-line workers before making potential changes to the offices¡¯ locations.</p> <p>Drastic cuts to Veterans Affairs staff and services under the previous Conservative government meant that veterans have not been receiving the care they need and deserve. This included the decision to shut down nine District Veterans Affairs offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Prince George.</p> <p>¡°Veterans told us that they were forced to drive for hours or wait on the phone, in order to access crucial services,¡± said Carl Gannon, National President of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees. ¡°Our members are on the front lines, and it¡¯s been devastating for them to see the impact of these cuts on veterans¡¯ quality of life.¡±</p> <p>In a series of testimonials launched by PSAC last year, <a href="/352/veterans-speak-out-against-loss-front-line">veterans spoke out</a> about the impact of the office closures on their mental health and their ability to access important resources.</p> <p>¡°The closure of the Thunder Bay office increased my anxiety and made it harder to get treatment for PTSD,¡± said Rob Cutbush, a 25-year veteran of the Canadian Navy. ¡°I am happy to see that veterans¡¯ voices are finally being listened to.¡±</p> <p>Veterans like Cutbush had a significant impact on the federal election. In the vast majority of ridings where the offices were closed in 2014, citizens chose not to elect or re-elect Conservative candidates.</p> <p>¡°Our members are well-placed to advise the government on the needs of the veterans that they work with on a regular basis,¡± said Robyn Benson, National President of PSAC. ¡°We remain optimistic that the Liberals will keep their promises to veterans, but want to make sure that the front-line perspective remains front and centre.¡±</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-publisher field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/publisher/communications-and-political-action">Communications and Political Action</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/robcutbush_0.jpg" width="1200" height="1200" alt="Rob Cutbush, 50, served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy." title="Rob Cutbush, 50, served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy." /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:12:02 +0000 choquej 4274 at/352 L¡¯AFPC r¨¦it¨¨re son engagement ¨¤ l¡¯¨¦gard des v¨¦t¨¦rans https://www.google.com//352/node/4269 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>L¡¯Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada (AFPC) r¨¦it¨¨re son engagement ¨¤ l¡¯¨¦gard des v¨¦t¨¦rans et ne cessera de r¨¦clamer les services publics essentiels auxquels ceux-ci ont droit. Pour ce faire, l¡¯AFPC veillera ¨¤ ce que le gouvernement lib¨¦ral tienne sa promesse <a href="https://www.liberal.ca/fr/realchange/changer-ensemble-notre-devoir-dassurer-lavenir-de-nos-anciens-combattants/">de rouvrir les neuf bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants</a> ferm¨¦s en 2013 et 2014 par l¡¯ancien gouvernement conservateur.</p> <p>En raison des coupes draconiennes impos¨¦es au personnel et aux services d¡¯Anciens Combattants Canada sous le pr¨¦c¨¦dent gouvernement conservateur, nos v¨¦t¨¦rans ne re?oivent plus les soins indispensables auxquels ils ont droit. Ces coupes ont entra?n¨¦ la fermeture de neuf bureaux de district, ¨¤ Corner Brook, Charlottetown Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna et Prince George.</p> <ul><li><strong><a href="http://syndicatafpc.ca/arretons-la-fermeture-des-bureaux-du-ministere-des-anciens-combattants-0?_ga=1.6045175.557320909.1422645900">Visionnez la vid¨¦o</a> : Les anciens combattants s¡¯insurgent contre la perte de services de premi¨¨re ligne</strong></li> </ul><p>Depuis la fermeture des bureaux r¨¦gionaux, les v¨¦t¨¦rans doivent faire de nombreuses heures de route pour obtenir des services ou attendre interminablement au t¨¦l¨¦phone pour parler ¨¤ un agent. Dans une s¨¦rie de t¨¦moignages recueillis par l¡¯AFPC l¡¯an dernier, <a href="http://syndicatafpc.ca/ancienscombattants?_ga=1.6108663.557320909.1422645900">d¡¯anciens combattants prennent la parole</a> pour d¨¦noncer les r¨¦percussions n¨¦fastes de ces fermetures dans leur vie.</p> <p>La situation des v¨¦t¨¦rans a eu une grande incidence sur les ¨¦lections f¨¦d¨¦rales. Dans la plupart des circonscriptions o¨´ des bureaux ont ¨¦t¨¦ ferm¨¦s en 2014, les citoyens ont d¨¦cid¨¦ de ne pas r¨¦¨¦lire de d¨¦put¨¦s conservateurs.</p> <p>Toutefois, il reste encore beaucoup ¨¤ faire. En plus de rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants Canada, le Parti lib¨¦ral s¡¯est engag¨¦ ¨¤ mettre en ?uvre deux recommandations du v¨¦rificateur g¨¦n¨¦ral : bonifier les services de sant¨¦ mentale aux v¨¦t¨¦rans et embaucher de nouveaux agents de services ¨¤ la client¨¨le.</p> <p>Nous continuerons ¨¤ appuyer nos v¨¦t¨¦rans en veillant ¨¤ ce que le nouveau gouvernement respecte ses promesses ¨¦lectorales.</p> <p>Les v¨¦t¨¦rans se sont battus pour nous. C¡¯est maintenant ¨¤ nous de les d¨¦fendre.</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/veteran_photo_collage.jpg" width="1366" height="768" alt="Photos de v¨¦t¨¦rans qui ont particip¨¦ ¨¤ la campagne pour rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants" title="Partout au pays, les v¨¦t¨¦rans r¨¦clament la r¨¦ouverture des bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:19:54 +0000 trostea 4269 at/352 PSAC pledges to keep fighting for veterans https://www.google.com//352/psac-pledges-keep-fighting-veterans <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>The Public Service Alliance of Canada commits to honouring Canada¡¯s veterans by continuing to fight for the crucial public services they need and deserve. This includes holding the Liberal government to its <a href="https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/real-change-the-future-we-owe-our-veterans/">promise to re-open nine Veterans Affairs offices</a> that were closed in 2013 and 2014.</p> <p>Drastic cuts to Veterans Affairs staff and services under the previous Conservative government have meant that veterans are not getting the care they need and deserve. This included the decision to shut down nine District Veterans Affairs offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Prince George.</p> <ul><li><strong>Watch: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLHm7HUoA5UH6-ydUpwfCb-Ywq8hdf7udJ&amp;v=V6nQnS8ONW8">Veterans speak out against loss of front-line services</a></strong></li> </ul><p>Since the offices were closed, veterans said they now must drive for hours to see someone in person or wait on hold on the phone. In a series of testimonials launched by PSAC last year, <a href="/352/veterans-speak-out-against-loss-front-line">veterans spoke out</a> about the impact of the office closures on their lives.</p> <p>Veterans had a significant impact on the federal election. In the vast majority of ridings where the offices were closed in 2014, citizens chose not to elect or re-elect Conservative candidates.</p> <p>However, there is still work to be done. In addition to re-opening the offices, the Liberal Party has pledged to hire new service delivery staff and implement all of the Auditor General¡¯s recommendations on enhancing mental health service delivery to veterans.</p> <p>We will continue supporting our veterans by lobbying the new government to fulfill their election commitments.</p> <p>Veterans fought for us. We pledge to keep fighting for them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section><section class="field field-name-field-embedded-image field-type-image field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Embedded Image:&nbsp;</h2><div class="field-items"><figure class="clearfix field-item even"><img class="image-style-none" src="/352/sites/psac/files/veteran_photo_collage.jpg" width="1366" height="768" alt="Photos of veterans who participated in the campaign to re-open Veterans Affairs offices" title="Veterans from all across Canada are fighting to re-open Veterans Affairs offices" /></figure></div></section><div class="field field-name-field-image-placement field-type-list-text field-label-above view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-label">Image Placement:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even">Top Right Half</div> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:04:56 +0000 trostea 4268 at/352 L¡¯annonce du ministre O¡¯Toole le confirme : Il faut rouvrir les bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants https://www.google.com//352/node/4027 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>La semaine derni¨¨re, le ministre des Anciens Combattants Erin O¡¯Toole a annonc¨¦ que le gouvernement cr¨¦erait de nouveaux emplois en Atlantique d¡¯ici mars?2016.</p> <p>Pour l¡¯AFPC, cette annonce est un aveu?: les conservateurs de Stephen Harper admettent qu¡¯ils ont commis une erreur en amputant de 113 millions de dollars le budget d¡¯Anciens Combattants et en fermant neuf bureaux r¨¦gionaux.</p> <p>Mais, comme le soulignent des v¨¦t¨¦rans et leurs d¨¦fenseurs, c¡¯est trop peu, trop tard. Cette mesure ne pourra pas r¨¦parer les torts caus¨¦s aux services aux v¨¦t¨¦rans.</p> <p>??Les v¨¦t¨¦rans entretenaient un rapport personnel avec ceux qui les aidaient. Aujourd¡¯hui, ils ont plut?t l¡¯impression d¡¯¨ºtre des num¨¦ros??, d¨¦plore Robyn Benson, pr¨¦sidente nationale de l¡¯AFPC. ??Et ils ne sont pas les seuls ¨¤ ¨ºtre trait¨¦s de cette fa?on par le gouvernement conservateur. Nous avons pu le constater dans de nombreux autres secteurs d¡¯un bout ¨¤ l¡¯autre du pays. Nos v¨¦t¨¦rans m¨¦ritent mieux.??</p> <p>??Le ministre O¡¯Toole veut se racheter? Il n¡¯a qu¡¯¨¤ rouvrir imm¨¦diatement les neuf bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants que son gouvernement a ferm¨¦s en 2014, y compris celui de Sydney??, soutient Carl Gannon, pr¨¦sident national du Syndicat des employ¨¦?e?s des Anciens Combattants, un ¨¦l¨¦ment de l¡¯AFPC. ??Ce n¡¯est pas avec une soixantaine de nouveaux postes qu¡¯on va combler le vide laiss¨¦ par la fermeture du bureau de Sydney.??</p> <p>M.?Gannon se r¨¦jouit des quatre nouveaux postes de gestionnaires de cas qui seront cr¨¦¨¦s ¨¤ Sydney, car ce sont des postes essentiels. Mais cela ne remplace pas tous les agents de services ¨¤ la client¨¨le qui y travaillaient auparavant.</p> <p>??Les v¨¦t¨¦rans ont besoin de bureaux o¨´ ils peuvent entrer, s¡¯asseoir et discuter de leurs probl¨¨mes. Ils ont besoin de personnes comp¨¦tentes qui connaissent bien leur dossier et qui peuvent les aider rapidement.??</p> <p>En juin dernier, l¡¯AFPC a lanc¨¦ une s¨¦rie de vid¨¦os mettant en vedette des v¨¦t¨¦rans. Ceux-ci expliquent sans d¨¦tour comment la fermeture des bureaux a compliqu¨¦ leur existence.</p> <p>Vince Rigby, 50 ans, a servi 22 ans dans les Forces arm¨¦es canadiennes, y compris en Croatie, en Bosnie et dans l¡¯enclave de Medak. Dans la vid¨¦o, il explique que c¡¯est grace ¨¤ une gestionnaire de cas du bureau de Sydney s¡¯il est encore en vie.</p> <p>??Maintenant, dit-il, je me fais transf¨¦rer d¡¯un num¨¦ro ¨¤ un autre, d¡¯une personne ¨¤ l¡¯autre et d¡¯un bureau ¨¤ l¡¯autre avant de pouvoir enfin parler ¨¤ quelqu¡¯un qui peut m¡¯aider.??</p> <p>??Nous encourageons nos membres et toute personne qui appuie les anciens combattants ¨¤ <a href="http://syndicatafpc.ca/dites-gouvernement-rouvrir-bureaux-danciens" target="_blank">¨¦crire au ministre O¡¯Toole d¨¨s aujourd¡¯hui</a>, pr¨¦cise Carl Gannon. Nos h¨¦ros m¨¦ritent bien mieux que la fa?on dont les traite le gouvernement Harper.??</p> <p>M. Gannon conclut?: ??L¡¯AFPC relance son appel au gouvernement?: rouvrez les neuf bureaux d¡¯Anciens Combattants partout au pays!??</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC vient de lancer la campagne ??Votez pour stopper l¡¯h¨¦morragie??. Son objectif?: encourager les Canadiennes et Canadiens ¨¤ voter lors des prochaines ¨¦lections pour des candidats qui aspirent non pas ¨¤ amputer davantage les services publics, mais ¨¤ leur redonner vie.</p> <p>Pour en savoir plus sur la campagne de l¡¯AFPC, visitez le <a href="http://stopponslhemorragie.ca">stopponslhemorragie.ca</a>.</p> <p>-----</p> <p>Pour les demandes m¨¦diatiques, veuillez contacter?:</p> <p>Jonathan Choquette : (819) 773-2511, <a href="mailto:choquej@psac-afpc.com">choquej@psac-afpc.com</a></p> <p>?</p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:13:05 +0000 choquej 4027 at/352 O¡¯Toole¡¯s latest announcement confirms Veterans Affairs offices must re-open https://www.google.com//352/otooles-latest-announcement-confirms-veterans <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rss"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O¡¯Toole announced last week that the government plans to hire more staff in Atlantic Canada by March 2016.</p> <p>PSAC sees this as an admission by the Harper Conservatives that $113 million in cuts to Veterans Affairs and the decision to close nine district offices was a mistake.</p> <p>According to veterans and their advocates, this latest announcement will do little to fix the damage that has already been done to veterans¡¯ services.</p> <p>¡°Veterans used to have a personal relationship with the client service agents and case managers. Now they say they just feel like a number,¡± said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. ¡°The way the Conservative government has been treating veterans is only one example of what we are seeing all across this country in many different sectors.? Our veterans deserve better.¡±</p> <p>¡°If Minister O¡¯Toole is serious about making amends with Canada¡¯s veterans, his government should immediately re-open the nine Veterans Affairs offices that were closed in 2014, including the one in Sydney,¡± added said Carl Gannon, National President of PSAC¡¯s Union of Veterans Affairs Employees. ¡°This latest announcement doesn¡¯t come close to filling the gap left by the closure of the Sydney office.¡±</p> <p>Gannon points out that the four new case manager positions in Sydney, while needed, will not replace the loss of front-line workers at the former district office.</p> <p>¡°Veterans still need brick-and-mortar offices, where they can walk in and have their issues dealt with in a quick and efficient manner by knowledgeable staff.¡±</p> <p>In a series of testimonial videos released by PSAC in June, Canadian veterans spoke plainly about the devastating impact that the closure of Veterans Affairs offices has had on their lives.</p> <p>Vince Rigby, 50, served 22 years in the Canadian military, including time in Croatia, Bosnia and the Medak Pocket. In his testimonial, he describes how a worker in the Sydney office saved his life when he was on the verge of suicide.</p> <p>Now he says that, ¡°I have to go through a series of transfers from phone call to phone call, from person to person, from office to office, before I can get to a person that can deal with what I need.¡±</p> <p>?¡°We encourage our members and all supporters of Canadian veterans to send a <a href="/352/tell-government-re-open-veterans-affairs-offices">letter to Minister O¡¯Toole today</a>,¡± said Gannon. ¡°Our heroes deserve better than the way they are being treated by this government.¡±</p> <p>¡°PSAC is reaffirming its position to get the calling on the federal government to re-open the nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada,¡± Gannon concluded.??</p> <p>PSAC recently launched the Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign to encourage Canadians to vote in the next federal election for candidates who oppose further cuts and seek to restore vital public services, including at Veterans affairs.?</p> <p>To learn more about the campaign, visit <a href="http://Votetostopthecuts.ca" target="_blank">Votetostopthecuts.ca</a></p> <p>-----</p> <p>For media interviews, contact:</p> <p>Jonathan Choquette : (819) 773-2511, <a href="mailto:choquej@psac-afpc.com">choquej@psac-afpc.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <section class="field field-name-field-topics field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above view-mode-rss"><h2 class="field-label">Topics:&nbsp;</h2><ul class="field-items"><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/cutbacks">Cutbacks</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/taxonomy/term/464">Veterans Affairs Canada</a></li></ul></section> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:08:01 +0000 choquej 4026 at/352