The Public Service Alliance of Canada is today launching a nationwide campaign to remind Canadians about the impact of cuts to public services before they vote in the federal election.
At the 2015 PSAC national convention, delegates directed the union to campaign and raise public awareness about the impact of cuts to public services by the Harper Conservatives.
The Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign will include billboards, posters, radio ads and targeted Web and social media content. It focuses on cuts to key services that have affected Canadians since the Harper Conservatives came into power: support for veterans, border security, search and rescue, Employment Insurance, environmental protection and food safety.
"These and many other essential public services are threatened by reckless Harper Conservative government cuts, without regard for the safety and welfare of millions of Canadians," said Bob Jackson, Regional Vice-President for British Columbia. "We believe it's in the public interest to raise awareness about the impact of drastic cuts to public services and encourage people to consider this before they cast their votes."
The Harper Conservatives are cutting more than $14.5 billion a year from public services.
"This government's cuts to services like search and rescue have put people's lives at risk," said Christine Collins, President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees. "The closure of bases such as those at Kitsilano and St. John's NL needlessly puts the safety and security of the travelling public at risk."
PSAC's Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign encourages Canadians to vote in the next federal election for candidates who oppose further cuts and seek to restore vital public services.
For more information on the campaign, visit votetostopthecuts.ca
For further information: For more information or to book interviews on the campaign or with the spokespersons who can speak to the six issues (veterans, border security, search and rescue, Employment Insurance,
environmental protection, food safety) : Patrick Bragg (778) 889-3486 firstname.lastname@example.org