งาน คา สิ โน มา เก๊า_เกมสล็อตที่หนึ่งในบนมือ_gclub1688 https://www.google.com//352/federal-budget en Budget 2017 et droits de la personne https://www.google.com//352/node/5794 <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"><h3><strong>¨¦galit¨¦ des femmes</strong></h3> <p>Le budget de 2017 est le premier budget ¨¤ comprendre une analyse comparative entre les sexes et, pour cette raison, certains le consid¨¨rent comme un ??budget f¨¦ministe??.</p> <p>Analyser comment les d¨¦penses touchent les femmes et les hommes diff¨¦remment ¨¦tait une premi¨¨re d¨¦marche importante. Maintenant, le gouvernement doit joindre le geste ¨¤ la parole et investir dans les initiatives favorisant l¡¯¨¦galit¨¦ des femmes.</p> <p>Le budget de 2017 propose d¡¯investir des fonds pour ¨¦tablir une strat¨¦gie f¨¦d¨¦rale contre la violence fond¨¦e sur le sexe. Le budget indique ¨¦galement que le gouvernement ¨¦largira la capacit¨¦ de Condition f¨¦minine Canada. L¡¯AFPC se f¨¦licite de ces importantes d¨¦marches visant ¨¤ ¨¦liminer certains obstacles ¨¤ l¡¯¨¦galit¨¦ des femmes.</p> <p>Le budget renferme aussi certaines am¨¦liorations quant ¨¤ l¡¯assurance-emploi, dont une nouvelle prestation pour aidants naturels et un cong¨¦ de maternit¨¦ prolong¨¦. Cependant, la prolongation du cong¨¦ de maternit¨¦ ne s¡¯appliquera pas ¨¤ de nombreuses femmes et n¡¯entrainera pas une augmentation du montant des prestations d¡¯assurance-emploi; celles-ci seront par contre ¨¦tal¨¦es sur une plus longue p¨¦riode.</p> <p>Le budget pr¨¦voit ¨¦galement des fonds pour les services de garde, mais pas assez pour cr¨¦er un programme de services de garde universel et abordable (voir <strong><a href="http://syndicatafpc.ca/budget-2017-services-garde">Budget?2017 et services de garde</a></strong>).</p> <h3><strong>Immigration et r¨¦fugi¨¦s</strong></h3> <p>Compte tenu de l¡¯afflux r¨¦cent de r¨¦fugi¨¦s et de demandeurs d¡¯asile au Canada, l¡¯AFPC est d¨¦?ue que le budget ne renferme pas davantage de financement pour ce secteur.</p> <p>Bien que le budget de 2017 renferme des fonds pour les services d¡¯aide juridique des demandeurs d¡¯asile, il n¡¯y a rien pour ceux et celles qui traversent la fronti¨¨re la frontali¨¨re pour trouver refuge au Canada. Le budget ne renferme pas de financement pour assurer que l¡¯Agence des services frontaliers du Canada fournisse les ressources ad¨¦quates et du soutien aux agents des services frontaliers.</p> <p>Les lib¨¦raux ont ¨¦galement ignor¨¦ la demande de la Commission de l¡¯immigration et du statut de r¨¦fugi¨¦ visant ¨¤ obtenir plus de financement pour traiter l¡¯arri¨¦r¨¦ croissant des demandes du statut de r¨¦fugi¨¦.</p> <p>En ce qui concerne la r¨¦forme du Programme des travailleurs ¨¦trangers temporaires, le gouvernement est rest¨¦ muet. Idem pour les vuln¨¦rabilit¨¦s touchant les travailleurs ¨¦trangers au Canada. Il a aussi ignor¨¦ les importantes demandes des travailleurs migrants concernant les permis de travail ouverts, la r¨¦sidence permanente et la protection des droits.</p> <h3><strong>Mesures d¡¯adaptation pour les personnes ayant un handicap</strong></h3> <p>Le budget ne renferme aucun financement suppl¨¦mentaire ¨¤ cet ¨¦gard, ni de mesures visant ¨¤ am¨¦liorer l¡¯acc¨¨s aux emplois ou ¨¤ la formation. En fait, la seule mention des mesures d¡¯adaptation dans le budget est une br¨¨ve r¨¦f¨¦rence ¨¤ un projet de loi en mati¨¨re d¡¯accessibilit¨¦. L¡¯AFPC est d¨¦?ue qu¡¯aucun programme ou financement n¡¯ait ¨¦t¨¦ annonc¨¦, ce qui laisse les personnes ayant un handicap en plan.</p> <h3><strong>Enjeux de la communaut¨¦ LGBTQ</strong></h3> <p>Le gouvernement a annonc¨¦ la mise sur pied d¡¯un secr¨¦tariat LGBTQ2 au sein du Bureau du Conseil priv¨¦ (BCP), assortie d¡¯une subvention de 3,6 millions de dollars sur trois ans, ¨¤ compter de 2017-2018. Ainsi, BCP sera en mesure d¡¯appuyer les initiatives du gouvernement portant sur les enjeux de la communaut¨¦?LGBTQ2. Le nouveau secr¨¦tariat aidera le conseiller sp¨¦cial du premier ministre dans l¡¯ex¨¦cution de son mandat?: offrir des conseils sur l¡¯¨¦laboration et la coordination des initiatives du gouvernement concernant les enjeux li¨¦s ¨¤ la communaut¨¦?LGBTQ2.</p> <p>Le gouvernement f¨¦d¨¦ral a ¨¦galement veill¨¦ ¨¤ ce que les familles LGBTQ et les c¨¦libataires soient admissibles ¨¤ un all¨¨gement fiscal concernant les technologies reproductives. Il s¡¯agit de la m¨ºme r¨¦duction d¡¯imp?t qui auparavant ¨¦tait r¨¦serv¨¦e aux personnes ayant des probl¨¨mes de st¨¦rilit¨¦. Ladite r¨¦duction s¡¯appliquera ¨¤ partir de 2007.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC salue ces annonces, qui constituent une premi¨¨re ¨¦tape importante dans l¡¯avancement des droits de la communaut¨¦ LGBTQ.</p> <h3><strong>Peuples autochtones</strong></h3> <p>Le budget?2017 propose quelques nouveaux financements pour les communaut¨¦s des Premi¨¨res Nations et les peuples autochtones (voir <a href="https://syndicatafpc.ca/budget-2017-peuples-autochtones"><strong>Budget?2017 et Peuples autochtones</strong></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/equality-rights">Equality Rights</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/disability-issues">Disability issues</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/human-rights">Human rights</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/lgbt">LGBTQ2+</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/racism">Racism</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/womens-rights">Women&#039;s rights</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/human_rights_arms_barbed_wire.png" width="1280" height="640" alt="Les mains" title="Les mains" /></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> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:47:43 +0000 pilona 5794 at/352 Budget 2017 and human rights https://www.google.com//352/budget-2017-and-human-rights <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"><h3><strong>Women¡¯s equality</strong></h3> <p>The 2017 budget was the first budget to include a gender analysis, and for that reason, was seen by some as a ¡°feminist budget¡±.</p> <p>The analysis of how spending affects women and men differently was an important first step. However, the government must match that with funding commitments that advance women¡¯s equality.</p> <p>Budget 2017 proposes funding to establish a National Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence. The budget also states that the government will expand the capacity of Status of Women Canada. PSAC welcomes these important steps to addressing some of the barriers to women¡¯s equality.</p> <p>The budget also contained some improvements to employment insurance, including a new caregiver benefit and extended maternity leave. However, the maternity extension will not apply to many women and does not increase the amount of EI benefits provided but only expands them over a longer period.</p> <p>The budget also contains money for child care, but not enough to create a universal, affordable child care program for all Canadians who need it (see <strong><a href="/352/budget-2017-and-child-care">Budget 2017 and child care</a></strong>).</p> <h3><strong>Immigration and refugees</strong></h3> <p>Given the recent influx of refugees and asylum claimants in Canada, PSAC is disappointed that the budget did not contain more funding for this sector.</p> <p>Although the 2017 budget provides money for legal aid services for asylum claimants, it failed to offer any other new money in response to the rise in asylum seekers crossing into border communities. There is no money for the Canada Border Services Agency to ensure that they have adequate resources and support for Border Service Officers.</p> <p>The Liberals also ignored the Immigration and Refugee Board¡¯s request for more money to deal with its rising backlog of refugee claims.</p> <p>This budget also failed to deliver promised details on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and does not address the vulnerabilities faced by foreign workers in Canada. The government has ignored migrant workers¡¯ critical demands for open work permits, permanent residency and rights enforcement.?</p> <h3><strong>Accessibility for people with disabilities</strong></h3> <p>This budget fails to provide any new funding to support accessibility for people with disabilities or any measures to improve access to jobs or training. In fact, the only mention of accessibility in the budget is a brief reference to the planned new accessibility legislation. PSAC is disappointed that no programs or funding has been announced, leaving people with disabilities out in the cold.</p> <h3><strong>LGBTQ issues</strong></h3> <p>This budget announced that the Government will establish an LGBTQ2 Secretariat within the Privy Council Office (PCO). The budget provides $3.6 million over three years, starting in 2017¨C18, to PCO to support the Government¡¯s initiatives on LGBTQ2 issues. The new secretariat will support the work of the Prime Minister¡¯s Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues in delivering on his mandate to provide advice on the development and coordination of the Government¡¯s LGBTQ2 agenda.</p> <p>The federal government has also made LGBTQ families and single people eligible for the same tax break on reproductive treatments that only people with infertility conditions could previously access ¡ª including for services dating back to 2007.</p> <p>PSAC welcomes these announcements, which are an important first step in advancing LGBTQ rights.</p> <h3><strong>Indigenous Peoples</strong></h3> <p>The budget proposes some new funding for First Nations communities and Indigenous Peoples (see <strong><a href="/352/budget-2017-and-indigenous-peoples">Budget 2017 and Indigenous Peoples</a></strong>).</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/equality-rights">Equality Rights</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/disability-issues">Disability issues</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/human-rights">Human rights</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/lgbt">LGBTQ2+</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/topics/racism">Racism</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/womens-rights">Women&#039;s rights</a></li><li class="field-item even"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/human_rights_arms_barbed_wire.png" width="1280" height="640" alt="Hands in the air" title="Hands" /></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> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:36:26 +0000 pilona 5793 at/352 Le budget 2017 et les peuples autochtones https://www.google.com//352/node/5792 <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>Dans son budget 2017, le gouvernement f¨¦d¨¦ral pr¨¦voit 3,4?milliards de dollars sur cinq ans pour les communaut¨¦s autochtones.</p> <p>Cette somme servira ¨¤ financer et ¨¤ soutenir les Premi¨¨res Nations dans des domaines comme le logement, les infrastructures, l¡¯¨¦ducation, la formation, les services de police et la sant¨¦. Le budget pr¨¦voit aussi des fonds visant ¨¤ pr¨¦server, ¨¤ revitaliser et ¨¤ renforcer les langues autochtones.</p> <p>Voici certaines des mesures annonc¨¦es :</p> <ul><li>8,6?millions de dollars sur quatre ans ¨¤ Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada, ¨¤ compter de 2017-2018, pour soutenir le d¨¦veloppement de l¡¯industrie touristique autochtone du Canada;</li> <li>90 millions de dollars suppl¨¦mentaires sur deux ans pour le Programme d¡¯aide aux ¨¦tudiants de niveau postsecondaire<strong>, </strong>¨¤ compter de 2017-2018, afin d¡¯appuyer les ¨¦tudiants autochtones;</li> <li>50?millions de dollars en 2017-2018 pour la Strat¨¦gie de formation pour les comp¨¦tences et l¡¯emploi destin¨¦e aux Autochtones (SFPEA);</li> <li>39,2 millions de dollars en 2017-2018 pour offrir des services de gestion de cas aux jeunes qui vivent dans les r¨¦serves.</li> </ul><p><strong>Eau potable</strong></p> <p>En ce qui concerne l¡¯acc¨¨s ¨¤ l¡¯eau potable dans les r¨¦serves des Premi¨¨res Nations, le document budg¨¦taire soutient qu¡¯il y a actuellement ??201?projets en cours qui m¨¨neront ¨¤ l'¨¦limination des avis [d¡¯¨¦bullition] ¨¤ long terme qui restent d'ici mars?2021??. Selon Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada, il faudrait <strong><a href="http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/fra/1313770257504/1313770328745">plus de 8?milliards de dollars</a></strong> pour r¨¦gler les probl¨¨mes d¡¯eau potable dans les communaut¨¦s des Premi¨¨res Nations. Les sommes pr¨¦vues dans le budget ¨¤ cet effet sont bien inf¨¦rieures.</p> <p>Les investissements annonc¨¦s sont insuffisants. Attendre encore quatre ans pour avoir de l¡¯eau potable, c¡¯est beaucoup trop long.</p> <p>Dans le cadre de la <strong><a href="http://soifdejustice.ca/">campagne Soif de justice</a></strong>, l¡¯AFPC et les Premi¨¨res Nations exigent que les communaut¨¦s autochtones aient acc¨¨s ¨¤ de l¡¯eau potable. L¡¯acc¨¨s ¨¤ une eau potable propre, tant pour boire que pour se laver, est une n¨¦cessit¨¦ absolue. Il est aberrant que ce droit fondamental soit refus¨¦ ¨¤ tant de communaut¨¦s autochtones.</p> <p>Le gouvernement doit :</p> <ul><li>pr¨¦voir suffisamment de fonds et de ressources pour la mise en place des infrastructures publiques d¡¯approvisionnement en eau n¨¦cessaires;</li> <li>soutenir la formation et la certification d¡¯op¨¦rateurs de syst¨¨mes d¡¯aqueduc choisis parmi les membres des Premi¨¨res Nations;</li> <li>mettre en place des proc¨¦d¨¦s de traitement de l¡¯eau plus efficaces, garantis par le gouvernement f¨¦d¨¦ral;</li> <li>s'assurer que les Premi¨¨res Nations poss¨¨dent l¡¯information et la formation n¨¦cessaires pour prendre des d¨¦cisions ¨¦clair¨¦es concernant le traitement de leur eau.</li> </ul><p><strong>¨¦ducation</strong></p> <p>Le budget pr¨¦voit 90 millions de dollars pour l¡¯aide aux ¨¦tudiants de niveau postsecondaire des Premi¨¨res Nations, mais n¡¯accorde aucun financement suppl¨¦mentaire pour les ¨¦coles primaires dans les r¨¦serves en sus des 2,6?milliards de dollars sur cinq ans annonc¨¦s dans le dernier budget.</p> <p>Les enseignants des communaut¨¦s des Premi¨¨res Nations ont moins de ressources que leurs homologues provinciaux. C¡¯est injuste pour les enfants autochtones, qui m¨¦ritent une ¨¦ducation de qualit¨¦.</p> <p>Dans un<strong> <a href="http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/files/files/Publications/First_Nations_Education_FR.pdf">rapport r¨¦cent</a></strong> sur l¡¯¨¦ducation dans les r¨¦serves des Premi¨¨res Nations, le directeur parlementaire du budget (DPB) estime ??qu¡¯¨¤ moyen terme les nouveaux investissements consentis dans le cadre du budget de 2016 pour les d¨¦penses du programme d¡¯¨¦ducation pourraient commencer ¨¤ s¡¯attaquer au d¨¦ficit de financement pour les ¨¦coles administr¨¦es par les bandes??. Le DPB ajoute toutefois que cela d¨¦pendra de la fa?on dont ces fonds seront attribu¨¦s.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC continuera de revendiquer un syst¨¨me de financement ¨¦quitable pour les ¨¦coles des Premi¨¨res Nations.</p> <p><strong>Services de police des Premi¨¨res Nations</strong></p> <p>Le budget pr¨¦voit un investissement de 81,6?millions de dollars sur cinq ans, ¨¤ compter de 2018-2019, pour r¨¦pondre aux besoins les plus pressants des services de police autochtones. Il ne propose toutefois aucune mesure pour r¨¦pondre ¨¤ leurs besoins ¨¤ long terme.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC repr¨¦sente plusieurs policiers des Premi¨¨res Nations et pr¨¦conise un financement stable qui permettra aux services de police de savoir de quel montant ils disposent chaque ann¨¦e.</p> <p>En Ontario, il faudrait investir massivement dans les infrastructures des Premi¨¨res Nations pour que leurs services de police soient sur un pied d¡¯¨¦galit¨¦ avec leurs coll¨¨gues des autres corps policiers. En outre, les salaires et les avantages des policiers des Premi¨¨res Nations sont bien en de?¨¤ de ce ¨¤ quoi leurs homologues provinciaux ont droit. La plupart d¡¯entre eux travaillent seuls dans des communaut¨¦s ¨¦loign¨¦es, o¨´ les renforts peuvent prendre des jours ¨¤ arriver. Leur s¨¦curit¨¦ est constamment menac¨¦e.</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/aboriginal-issues">Indigenous Issues</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/woman_2.jpg" width="1887" height="1091" alt="femme autochtone" title="femme autochtone" /></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, 18 Apr 2017 18:13:44 +0000 pilona 5792 at/352 Budget 2017 and Indigenous peoples https://www.google.com//352/budget-2017-and-indigenous-peoples <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>This year¡¯s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years.</p> <p>The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training, policing, and health. The budget also commits resources to enhance, support and archive Indigenous languages.</p> <p>Some of the measures include:</p> <ul><li>$8.6 million over four years, starting in 2017¨C18, to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to support the development of Canada¡¯s Indigenous tourism industry,</li> <li>An increase of $90 million over two years, beginning in 2017¨C18, to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program for indigenous students</li> <li>An investment of $50 million in 2017¨C18 in the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS)</li> <li>$39.2 million in 2017¨C18 to provide case management services for youth living on-reserve</li> </ul><h3><strong>Clean water</strong></h3> <p>On the issue of access to clean water on First Nations reserves, the Budget document states that there are ¡°201 projects underway that will lead to the elimination of remaining long-term (boil water) advisories by March 2021¡±. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada themselves say that <strong><a href="http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1313770257504/1313770328745#chp4">more than $8 billion</a> </strong>is required to fix the water problems in First Nation communities ¨C this budget falls far short of that requirement.</p> <p>This is not enough. Four years is too long to wait for clean water.</p> <p>PSAC has been working with First Nations on its <strong><a href="http://thirstyforjustice.ca/">campaign</a> </strong>demanding safe drinking water in First Nations communities. Access to safe and clean tap water for drinking and bathing is an absolute necessity. It is appalling that so many First Nations communities are not guaranteed this basic human right.</p> <p>The government must:</p> <ul><li>Providing appropriate funds and resources to support the development of much-needed publicly delivered water infrastructure.</li> <li>Supporting the training and certification of First Nation water operators.</li> <li>Implementing more effective water treatment processes, guaranteed by the federal government.</li> <li>Ensuring adequate education and training for First Nations to be able to make decisions about the treatment of their own water.</li> </ul><h3><strong>Education</strong></h3> <p>While the budget provided $90 million for First Nations post-secondary education, there was no new funding for on-reserve K to 12 education beyond the $2.6 billion over five years promised in the last budget.</p> <p>Teachers in First Nations communities still have fewer resources than their provincial counterparts. This is unfair to Indigenous children, who deserve a quality education</p> <p>In<strong> <a href="http://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/web/default/files/files/files/Publications/First_Nations_Education_EN.pdf">a recent report</a> </strong>on First Nations education, the Parliamentary Budget Officer PBO estimates that ¡°new investments in education program spending announced in Budget 2016 could begin to address funding shortfalls for band-operated schools¡±. The report notes however, that this will depend on how new investments are allocated.</p> <p>PSAC will continue to push for an equitable funding system for First Nations education.</p> <h3><strong>First Nations policing</strong></h3> <p>The budget proposes funding of $81.6 million over five years, starting in 2018¨C19, to address the most immediate needs of Indigenous police forces. However, the budget does not address the long term needs for First Nations policing.</p> <p>PSAC represents many First Nations police officers and has been advocating for a stable funding formula so the police forces don¡¯t have to guess what their funding levels are going to be every few years.</p> <p>In Ontario, these forces would need a tremendous amount of infrastructure spending to be close to what other police forces have. The wages and benefits of First Nations police are also well below their provincial counterparts. ?Most officers work alone in remote communities where it could take days for back-up supports to arrive. The threat to officer safety is constant.</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/aboriginal-issues">Indigenous Issues</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/woman_2.jpg" width="1887" height="1091" alt="Indigenous woman" title="Indigenous woman" /></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, 18 Apr 2017 18:01:40 +0000 pilona 5791 at/352 Budget 2017 : de meilleures conditions de travail, mais peu de ressources https://www.google.com//352/node/5772 <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>Le budget lib¨¦ral?2017 renferme des changements positifs au <em>Code canadien du travail, </em>qui vise les travailleuses et travailleurs des industries assujetties ¨¤ la r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale. Il ne pr¨¦voit toutefois pas les ressources humaines et financi¨¨res qui permettraient de mettre en application les dispositions du Code. ?</p> <h3><strong>Modification du <em>Code canadien du travail</em></strong></h3> <p>Le budget comporte des am¨¦liorations pour les travailleuses et travailleurs vis¨¦s par la partie?III du Code, notamment?:</p> <ul><li>le droit de demander des modalit¨¦s de travail plus flexibles, comme des heures de travail flexibles et la capacit¨¦ de travailler ¨¤ domicile</li> <li>de nouveaux cong¨¦s non pay¨¦s pour aider ¨¤ g¨¦rer les responsabilit¨¦s familiales, participer ¨¤ des pratiques autochtones traditionnelles et obtenir des soins s¡¯ils sont victimes de violence familiale.</li> <li>plus de souplesse dans l¡¯utilisation du cong¨¦ de deuil.</li> </ul><p>Ces changements s¡¯appliquent au personnel des lieux de travail de r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale, mais pas aux fonctionnaires f¨¦d¨¦raux, qui sont r¨¦gis par d¡¯autres lois.</p> <p>L¡¯AFPC se r¨¦jouit de ces modifications qui confirment la n¨¦cessit¨¦ d¡¯une plus grande souplesse dans les lieux de travail pour favoriser la conciliation travail-vie personnelle.</p> <p>Le budget propose aussi d¡¯¨¦liminer les stages non r¨¦mun¨¦r¨¦s dans les secteurs sous r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale, dans les cas o¨´ le stage ne fait pas partie d¡¯un programme d¡¯¨¦tudes formel. Grace ¨¤ ces changements, les stagiaires non r¨¦mun¨¦r¨¦s dont le stage s¡¯inscrit dans le cadre d¡¯un programme d¡¯¨¦tudes auront droit aux mesures de protection pr¨¦vues par les normes du travail, comme le nombre maximal d¡¯heures de travail, les jours de repos hebdomadaire et les jours f¨¦ri¨¦s g¨¦n¨¦raux.</p> <h3><strong>Mise en application du <em>Code canadien du travail</em></strong></h3> <p>Le budget pr¨¦voit un investissement de 13 millions de dollars sur cinq ans, ¨¤ compter de 2017?2018, et de 2,5 millions par ann¨¦e par la suite, pour renforcer les m¨¦canismes relatifs ¨¤ la conformit¨¦ et ¨¤ l¡¯application de la loi. Cela s¡¯applique aux parties?II (Sant¨¦ et s¨¦curit¨¦ au travail) et III (Dur¨¦e normale du travail, salaire, cong¨¦s et jours f¨¦ri¨¦s) du Code.</p> <p>Le Code prot¨¨ge les travailleuses et travailleurs des lieux de travail sous r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale?: a¨¦roports et lignes a¨¦riennes, t¨¦l¨¦communications, banques et soci¨¦t¨¦s d¡¯¨¦tat. La partie?II du Code, r¨¦gissant la sant¨¦ et la s¨¦curit¨¦, prot¨¨ge aussi les fonctionnaires f¨¦d¨¦raux.</p> <p>Malheureusement, le financement pr¨¦vu dans le budget ne comprend pas l¡¯embauche de personnel responsable des normes en mati¨¨re d¡¯emploi et de sant¨¦ et s¨¦curit¨¦. Actuellement, il y a p¨¦nurie grave de personnel d¡¯inspection et le budget ne r¨¨gle en rien ce probl¨¨me. L¡¯AFPC est d¡¯avis que le financement changera bien peu de choses ¨¤ la conformit¨¦ et ¨¤ l¡¯application de la loi. Comment assurer la conformit¨¦ au Code s¡¯il manque de personnel pour effectuer les inspections et appliquer la loi?</p> <p>?</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/federal-budget">Federal Budget</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/health-and-safety">Health and safety</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/safety_glasses.jpg" width="484" height="357" alt="" title="securite" /></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, 11 Apr 2017 14:56:07 +0000 pilona 5772 at/352 Budget 2017 brings labour law improvements but fails on enforcement https://www.google.com//352/budget-2017-brings-labour-law-improvements-fails <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 2017 Liberal budget has made some positive changes to the Canada Labour Code, which covers workers in federally regulated industries. But the budget has failed to provide the necessary staff and resources to improve compliance and enforcement of the Code.</p> <h3><strong>Changes to the Canada Labour Code</strong></h3> <p>The budget proposes some improvements for workers under Part III of the Code, including:</p> <ul><li>the right to request flexible work arrangements from their employer, such as flexible start and finish times and the ability to work from home</li> <li>new unpaid leaves for family responsibilities, to participate in traditional Indigenous practices, and to seek care if they are victims of family violence</li> <li>making bereavement leave more flexible</li> </ul><p>These changes apply to workers in federally-regulated workplaces, but not to the federal public service (which is covered by other legislation).</p> <p>We welcome the introduction of new types of leave, but in order for victims of family violence to be able to take advantage of leave, it should be paid. Workers who are in these situations should not have to suffer a loss of pay. PSAC has negotiated leave for domestic violence into some collective agreements but this type of paid leave should be available for all workers.</p> <p>The budget also proposes to eliminate unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors where they are not part of a formal educational program. This will ensure these workers are entitled to labour standard protections, such as maximum hours of work, weekly days of rest and general holidays. PSAC welcomes this improvement.</p> <h3><strong>Enforcing the Canada Labour Code</strong></h3> <p>The budget proposes to invest $13 million over five years, starting in 2017¨C18, and $2.5 million per year ongoing, to strengthen compliance and enforcement mechanisms. This will apply to both Part II (occupational health and safety) and Part III (employment standards) of the Code.</p> <p>The Code protects workers who work in federally regulated workplaces, such as airports and airlines, telecommunications, banking, and crown corporations. Part II of the Code, governing health and safety, also covers the federal public service.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the budget¡¯s funding commitment does not include hiring new health and safety or employment standards inspectors. Currently, there is a serious shortage of inspection staff and this budget fails to address the real problem.? PSAC believes that the funding will do little to change things, because If there are not enough people to inspect and enforce the law, compliance with the Code will not improve.</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/federal-budget">Federal Budget</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/topics/health-and-safety">Health and safety</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/safety_glasses.jpg" width="484" height="357" alt="Safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, mask" title="Safety" /></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, 11 Apr 2017 14:53:31 +0000 pilona 5771 at/352 Budget : am¨¦liorations timides ¨¤ l¡¯assurance-emploi https://www.google.com//352/node/5764 <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>Le budget f¨¦d¨¦ral de 2017 renferme quelques bonnes nouvelles pour les travailleurs, notamment des am¨¦liorations ¨¤ l¡¯assurance-emploi. Il s¡¯agit cependant de changements minimes.</p> <h3><strong>Le budget ne s¡¯attaque pas aux probl¨¨mes </strong></h3> <p>Le budget ¨¦largit les prestations pour certaines cat¨¦gories de cong¨¦s, mais ne s¡¯attaque pas aux v¨¦ritables probl¨¨mes de l¡¯assurance-emploi.</p> <ul><li>Il ne tient pas compte de la revendication syndicale de longue date de fixer ¨¤ 360 le nombre d¡¯heures de travail requis pour avoir aux prestations.</li> <li>Il ne fait rien pour prolonger la p¨¦riode de r¨¦f¨¦rence.</li> <li>Il n¡¯aide pas davantage les travailleurs pr¨¦caires ¨¤ obtenir des prestations.</li> <li>Il ne fait rien pour s¡¯assurer que la caisse d¡¯assurance-emploi est suffisamment provisionn¨¦e pour aider les membres dont l¡¯emploi est touch¨¦ par les changements technologiques et les changements climatiques.</li> </ul><p>??Apr¨¨s des d¨¦cennies de compressions, l¡¯assurance-emploi a besoin d¡¯une refonte majeure pour respecter sa mission premi¨¨re, qui est de prot¨¦ger les ch?meurs canadiens??, d¨¦clare Robyn Benson, pr¨¦sidente nationale de l¡¯AFPC. ??Malheureusement, ce budget ne s¡¯attaque pas aux grands probl¨¨mes qui touchent l¡¯assurance-emploi aujourd¡¯hui.??</p> <h3><strong>Nouvelles prestations pour aidants naturels</strong></h3> <p>Le budget pr¨¦voit 691,3 millions de dollars sur cinq ans ¨¤ compter de 2017-2018, puis 168,1 millions de dollars par ann¨¦e par la suite, afin d¡¯instaurer de nouvelles prestations pour aidants naturels d¡¯une dur¨¦e maximale de 15 semaines.</p> <p>Cette prestation s¡¯ajoute aux prestations de compassion actuelles et au programme pour les parents d¡¯enfants gravement malades. Elle a pour but d¡¯aider les travailleurs ¨¤ s¡¯occuper d¡¯un membre adulte de la famille ayant besoin d¡¯un soutien important afin de se r¨¦tablir d¡¯une maladie ou d¡¯une blessure grave.</p> <p>Le <em>Code canadien du travail</em> sera modifi¨¦ pour que les travailleurs des secteurs de r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale b¨¦n¨¦ficient d¡¯une protection d¡¯emploi lorsqu¡¯ils touchent ces nouvelles prestations.</p> <p>Il s¡¯agit d¡¯une am¨¦lioration importante pour les travailleuses et travailleurs qui doivent prendre soin d¡¯un membre de la famille gravement malade. Le r?le d¡¯aidant naturel peut ¨ºtre un emploi ¨¤ temps plein et la nouvelle prestation vient le confirmer. Elle permet aux gens d¡¯aider leur proche sans se soucier de leur emploi ou de leur revenu.</p> <h3><strong>Prolongation des prestations parentales de l¡¯assurance-emploi</strong></h3> <p>Il sera ¨¦galement possible de prolonger les prestations parentales jusqu¡¯¨¤ 18 mois, ¨¤ raison de 33?% du salaire hebdomadaire moyen, au lieu de 12 mois ¨¤ 55 % du salaire moyen.</p> <p>Les femmes pourront r¨¦clamer des prestations de maternit¨¦ jusqu¡¯¨¤ 12?semaines avant la date pr¨¦vue de l¡¯accouchement, au lieu de huit semaines ¨¤ l¡¯heure actuelle. Mais le cong¨¦ sera r¨¦duit d¡¯autant de semaines apr¨¨s la naissance de l¡¯enfant.</p> <p>Le <em>Code canadien du travail</em> sera modifi¨¦ pour que les travailleurs des secteurs de r¨¦glementation f¨¦d¨¦rale conservent leur emploi lorsqu¡¯ils touchent ces prestations.</p> <p>Les changements aux prestations parentales sont certes une am¨¦lioration, mais qui en profitera vraiment? Beaucoup de parents n¡¯ont pas les moyens de toucher seulement 33 % de leur revenu. Et que dire des familles monoparentales ou des parents dont le revenu global ne suffit pas ¨¤ subvenir ¨¤ leurs besoins.</p> <h3><strong>Autres am¨¦liorations</strong></h3> <p>Le budget de 2017 fournira 132,4?millions de dollars sur quatre ans, ¨¤ compter de 2018-2019, et 37,9?millions par ann¨¦e par la suite, afin de permettre aux Canadiens sans emploi de suivre une formation qu¡¯ils financent eux-m¨ºmes tout en recevant des prestations d¡¯assurance-emploi. Auparavant, les travailleurs n¡¯avaient pas droit ¨¤ l¡¯assurance-emploi lorsqu¡¯ils voulaient suivre une formation autofinanc¨¦e. Ces prestations aideront les travailleurs qui ont perdu leur emploi ¨¤ se recycler.</p> <p>De plus, le gouvernement propose d¡¯investir 12 millions de dollars sur un an pour am¨¦liorer les services de Service Canada, y compris les prestations d¡¯assurance-emploi. On ne sait pas, cependant, si les fonds seront affect¨¦s ¨¤ la r¨¦ouverture des centres de services ou ¨¤ l¡¯embauche de personnel ayant pass¨¦ sous la hache du gouvernement Harper.</p> <p>Selon l¡¯AFPC, le gouvernement a rat¨¦ une belle occasion de changer r¨¦ellement la vie des travailleurs.</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/employment-insurance">Employment insurance</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/worried_woman.jpg" width="500" height="429" 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> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:15:52 +0000 pilona 5764 at/352 Budget makes modest improvements in EI but fails to make real change https://www.google.com//352/budget-makes-modest-improvements-ei-fails-make <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 2017 federal budget contained some good news for workers, with improvements in employment insurance (EI). The changes are only minor improvements, however.</p> <h3><strong>Budget fails to address problems with EI</strong></h3> <p>The budget expands benefits for certain categories of leave but does little to address the real problems with EI.</p> <ul><li>It ignores labour¡¯s long standing demand to set the universal qualifying period to 360 hours.</li> <li>It did nothing to extend the eligibility periods.</li> <li>It made no changes that will assist precarious workers to access EI benefits.</li> <li>It did nothing to assure that EI premiums are adequate to fund a program that will be essential in assisting members whose jobs are impacted by technological change and climate change mitigation.</li> <li>It has not committed enough funding to Service Canada to improve and sustain service delivery and reduce wait times for people who need to access EI</li> </ul><p>¡°After decades of cuts, employment insurance needs a major overhaul if it is to live up to its purpose to protect unemployed Canadian workers,¡± said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. ¡°Unfortunately, this budget falls short on addressing the biggest challenges facing EI today.¡±</p> <h3><strong>Improved service delivery?</strong></h3> <p>This budget provides no additional or sustained funding for Service Canada to improve service standards or increase staff that deal with claims.</p> <p>The budget provides a one-time investment of $12 million ¡°to develop modern approaches to service delivery, beginning with Employment Insurance.¡± However, it is unclear where this money will go. This small investment does not address the ongoing funding needed for Service Canada to improve service levels.</p> <h3><strong>New employment insurance caregiving benefit</strong></h3> <p>The budget proposes to provide $691.3 million over five years, starting in 2017¨C18, and $168.1 million per year thereafter, to create a new EI caregiving benefit of up to 15 weeks.</p> <p>This benefit, which would be in addition to the current compassionate care benefit and the program for families with severely ill children, will cover situations where a worker is providing care to an adult family member who needs significant support to recover from a critical illness or injury.</p> <p>The Canada Labour Code will be amended to ensure that federally regulated workers have job protection while receiving these new EI benefits.</p> <p>The new benefit is an important improvement for workers who must care for a severely ill family member. Being a caregiver can be a full-time job and the new benefit recognizes that and allows workers to do it without having to worry about their job and still receive an income.</p> <h3><strong>Expansion of EI parental benefits</strong></h3> <p>The government also announced an expansion of EI parental benefits to 18 weeks at 33% of average earnings as opposed to the current 55% for 12 months. ?</p> <p>It also proposes to allow women to claim EI maternity benefits up to 12 weeks before their due date as opposed to the current 8 weeks. Unfortunately, this time will be deducted from the existing total and moms who take advantage of this benefit will have less time with their new babies.</p> <p>As with the caregiving benefit, the Canada Labour Code will be amended to ensure that federally regulated workers have job protection while receiving these EI benefits.</p> <p>While the changes to parental benefits are an improvement, it is uncertain who will be able to take advantage of these new provisions. Many parents cannot afford to live off only 33% of their income. This would certainly be difficult, if not impossible, for single parents or parents whose partner does not have a high enough income to support the family.?</p> <p>This 18 month leave at 33% of income for parents is also not a substitute for a high quality, accessible child care system.</p> <h3><strong>Other EI improvements</strong></h3> <p>The budget provides $132.4 million over four years in EI funds, beginning in 2018-19, and $37.9 million a year after, to allow unemployed Canadians to pursue self-funded training while receiving EI benefits. Previously workers who wanted to pursue self-funded training were denied EI benefits. This will help laid-off workers retrain for new jobs.</p> <p>While the budget has made very small improvements, PSAC is disappointed that this government has missed the opportunity to make real changes to improve the lives of workers.</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/employment-insurance">Employment insurance</a></li><li class="field-item odd"><a href="/352/federal-budget">Federal Budget</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/worried_woman_0.jpg" width="500" height="429" alt="Woman standing in line looking worried" title="Worried woman" /></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> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:13:05 +0000 pilona 5763 at/352 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