April 28, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Eugène Bellemare

Liberal

Mr. Eugene Bellemare (Carleton-Gloucester):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the President of the Treasury Board announced the government's plans to cut at least 16,500 jobs in the federal Public Service over the next five years and to review its work force adjustment policy. These measures are an obvious attempt by the Conservatives to blame public servants for their own incompetence in managing the economy.

According to Treasury Board officials these cuts could mean a loss of $825 million to the national capital region's economy. If it is wise management the government wants, why is it not listening to the public accounts committee and the Auditor General's recommendations instead of cutting services that are provided to Canadians?
What Canada needs is not more unemployment or more people on welfare. What it needs to get the economy moving again is jobs, jobs and jobs.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 31
Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
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