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Description: The federal government has promised in its throne speech to cut union jobs and roll back sick leave provisions.

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

Date: 10/17/2013

Link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Government+vows+broad+changes+public+service+throne+speech/9045182/story.html

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Questions for discussion:

  • Briefly summarize the government’s plans for the public service.
  • What is the reaction of unions and the New Democratic Party Opposition?
  • Based on what you have read, do you think the government is right to seek these changes?
  • Why or why not?
  • Do you think that what some call “public-service bashing” would be politically popular? Discuss.

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