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Jan 03, 2024
Things could get quite exciting as the calendar kicks over to 2024, according to experts who say both the changing political context and the financial environment will have a major impact on Canada’s public service. Here’s a look at some of what’s to come this year.
Spending review and the federal budget
Ahead of the release of the 2024 federal budget, national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Chris Aylward said the union is “keeping an eye” on potential cuts within the public service, especially given the government’s priority of reducing spending.
The 2023 federal budget introduced a plan to cut $15.4 billion in spending over five years and $4.5 billion annually thereafter, outlining that departments and agencies would work to reduce spending on operations and transfer payments by three per cent by 2026-27.