civil service

What happens when civil servants get partisan

Non-partisanship is a principle of Canada’s public service. So when Ottawa civil servants cheered Trudeau’s arrival, they violated a basic principle of government

Inside the battle for Ottawa’s public-service vote

In Ottawa, it seems no end of Conservative candidates want civil servants to know how much they care. Oh, and the PM does too.

At one federal department, office pals are risky business

Natural Resources Canada’s new code-of-conduct rules assign staff a colour-coded ‘risk’ level. And if you have work pals, or are a professor, watch out.

Good news, bad news

Good news, bad news

Changes to sick days for federal employees and Lululemon CEO Christine Day steps down

Renee Filiatrault, note how none of the Afhgan men are looking at her. AP

The forgotten members of the mission in Afghanistan

Canada is neglecting the civil servants who played a key role in the mission


He said, he said

Whatever Tony Clement has already said Statistics Canada officials said to him, he really can’t say what they said, except to say that they never said they had any misgivings about the new census. That Mr. Clement said anything about what Statistics Canada said is said to have led to Munir Sheik’s resignation. Which is all, you might say, ironic, because, as Jay Hill said, this is a government that believes ministers, and only ministers, are responsible for the policies, decisions and operations of government.


He’s only making the depression worse!

An anonymous correspondent at American culture weblog 2 Blowhards broadcasts monstrous untruths about Canada’s federal public service, which I’m sure some of the readers employed therein will wish to go rebut. (On their own time.)


The war on the civil service

Pensions and layoffs are just one front in a long-brewing battle


Fat city

The civil service hasn’t suffered in this recession. Is it about to share our pain?


Idea alert

The separatists kindly suggest a way out of deficit.