Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff published an op-ed in National Newswatch earlier today praising the work of Canada’s public servants and pushing back against calls for unnecessary, punitive austerity measures.

“Public service employees play a fundamental role in our democracy, informing our elected representatives and allowing them to make decisions based on evidence … [o]ur public service is full of subject-matter experts who our political representatives rely on to help them craft the best policies and programs.”

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