Mr. Hal Herbert (Vaudreuil):
Madam Speaker, on February 26, 1976, seven years ago, I tabled in this House the report of the Special Committee on Employer-Employee Relations in the Public Service. This report was the result of 18 months of hard work by a Committee which listened to witnesses from unions, management groups, and other interested parties from all parts of the country.
The Special Committee had a mandate to study a report produced by Mr. Jacob Finkelman who was the chairman of the Public Service Staff Relations Board since the legislation was enacted in 1967, and had presided over employer-employee relations in the Canadian Public Service. Thus, our Special Committee report became popularly known as the Finkelman Report. It contained 72 recommendations, of which recommendation No. 4 reads:
Certain revisions to the Public Service Employment Act be made immediately to allow the Public Service Commission to operate efficiently.
I underline the words "be made immediately".
Recommendation 5 reads:
That Parliament consider the proposed changes to the Public Service Employment Act as soon as possible, bearing in mind their relationship to changes recommended in the Public Service Staff Relations Act.
No action whatsoever has been taken on any of the 72 recommendations in the report.
Since then there have been two further studies, one on personnel management and one on accountability in the Public Service, the D'Avignon Report and the Report of the Lambert Commission.
In my over ten years as a Member of Parliament-
Subtopic: PUBLIC SERVICE
Sub-subtopic: SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF FINKELMAN REPORT