Government Affairs

  • Calling All Science Members
  • 19-SEP-2016 08:57 AM
  • Earlier this summer, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced the launch of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, a public consultation on how to “optimize support for fundamental science in Canada” that features an online call for Evidence and Input. PIPSC has submitted the following responses to five key questions asked by the Review.
  • 2017-18 Pre-Budget Consultation Submission (PDF)
  • 23-AUG-2016 02:00 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) represents approximately 55,000 public sector scientists, auditors, IT experts and other professionals across the country, most of them employed by the federal government.
  • PIPSC Submission to the Federal Government: Flexible Work Arrangements (PDF)
  • 26-JUL-2016 08:33 AM
  • The Institute is pleased to share our views on the need for changes to be made to ensure workers in the federal sector have access to flexible work arrangements. We applaud the government’s intentions as laid out in the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour’s mandate letter.
  • 2016-17 Pre-Budget Consultation Submission
  • 23-FEB-2016 08:47 AM
  • The Institute submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the government’s annual pre-budget consultation process.
  • Bill C-525: A Politically Biased Invasion of Labour Legislation
  • 14-FEB-2014 08:47 AM
  • On February 12, 2014, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) opposing Bill C-525, a Conservative private member’s bill that the government is currently rushing through committee.


  • Pre-Budget Consultations 2011 for the 2012 Federal Budget: PIPSC Submission (PDF)
  • 28-SEP-2011 09:48 AM
  • A swift and sustained recovery from the recent global financial crisis is heavily dependent on the retention of core professional public administration for the provision of critical government services and scientific expertise. In light of the newly-issued Strategic and Operating Review, public service job cuts are not the answer toincreasing government revenues – focus should be directed to a ballooning Shadow Public Service of outsourced positions and further proposals for corporate tax cuts.


  • Public Service Modernization Act: PIPSC's recommendations to the Treasury Board
  • 30-JUL-2010 01:54 PM
  • The scheduled review of the Public Service Modernization Act (PSMA) [which amends the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA), the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) and the Financial Administration Act (FAA)] is currently being conducted by the Treasury Board. Five years after its December 2005 introduction, the Professional Institute remains sceptical of this piece of legislation...