The Federal Election on the Horizon

Parliament has risen and MPs are back in their home ridings — we are getting closer to the next federal election. With fixed election dates, we can expect Election Day to be Monday October 21, 2019.

In the lead-up to the election, we will work to ensure your priorities are at the top of candidate's minds. Many of us are electing our employer. We know that the decisions made by the political party in power can have direct and potentially harmful impacts on our lives as employees and union members. It's important that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice at the ballot box. PIPSC is a non-partisan organization so we will not be endorsing one political party over another.

The outcome of election is unpredictable and polls have pointed to every possible scenario. With voter turnout historically declining, PIPSC members can make a real difference in their riding by showing up at the polls. Many ridings will be tight races so getting out to vote will be key.

Over the course of the next weeks and months, PIPSC will be releasing online ads and content for you to share on social media. In addition, we will provide engagement tools to use in local communities and workplaces to get involved in the election.

The more we engage our colleagues, friends, families and neighbours, the more we can ensure we elect a federal government that supports public services and the professionals who provide them. So stay tuned for more information about getting involved and voting for a government that reflects your concerns and interests as a federal employee or public service worker.

Do you have questions about your rights as a public service employee during the federal election? See our information sheet.


18 November 2019
As you are certainly aware given the extensive media coverage over the past few days, at time of writing bed bugs have been found in at least 8 government buildings located in the National Capital Region. They have also been reported in federal government buildings in Montreal and Winnipeg. There may be other affected locations across Canada that have yet to be formally identified.

13 September 2019
We have developed this online Election Toolkit that will help you make an informed choice in electing a government that will protect public services and respect the people who provide them.

11 September 2019
On September 6, 2019, the government announced the investment of $117M in the design and delivery of the Next Generation human resources and pay system (NextGen), the much-awaited successor to the disastrous Phoenix.

31 July 2019
Parliament has risen and MPs are back in their home ridings — we are getting closer to the next federal election. With fixed election dates, we can expect Election Day to be Monday October 21, 2019.

10 July 2019
I recently wrote to Public Service Commission (PSC) President Patrick Borbey about the Employment Equity Promotion Rate Study published by his organization in late May 2019.

3 July 2019
Joined by a host of other Canadian union activists, PIPSC attended the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver 2019.