Mr. Gerard Laprise (Abitibi):
Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the President of the Treasury Board. Last Tuesday, March 6, I asked the President of the Treasury Board whether he had finished his inquiry on the eligibility of surplus civil servants of the Public Service Commission Language Bureau for the career counselling program. Lie answered the following, and I quote:
As I recall, we have decided to protect those people whom the hon. member referred to in the question he asked me. In other words, I think that those people who might want to follow a career counselling program will be protected until new funds are available.
However, during the last few days, several of those teachers were refused access to the career counselling program. Can the President of the Treasury Board tell us whether he is really responsible for the decisions he makes in his department, whether he is the boss in his department? Finally, do surplus teachers of the Public Service Commission Language Bureau have the right to avail themselves of the career counselling program, yes or no?
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: PUBLIC SERVICE