May 16, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Tony Tirabassi

Liberal

Mr. Tony Tirabassi (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question and I thank him for his contribution at committee regarding Bill C-25.
There merit principle, which is the basis for all appointments in the public service, has never been defined in legislation. As a result, years of case law and precedent have resulted in a cumbersome process driven process that has provided an inability for the public service to recruit and to promote effectively.
Through Bill C-25 deputy head staffing authority will be delegated by the Public Service Commission in accordance with the PSC guidelines. This new approach--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Public Service
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