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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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British Columbia: 106 staff cut

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By Laura Payton, CBC News Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:49 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 30, 2012 6:08 PM ET Read 570 comments570

Parks Canada hit by latest federal job cuts
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stor...t.html?cmp=rss


Another 3,872 public servants were told Monday they may lose their jobs as the government released the latest round of notices to 10 departments and agencies.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada says Parks Canada is the hardest hit, with 1,689 affected notices going to the agency that runs national historic sites and national parks, including Jasper and Banff.

That could mean shorter seasons and fewer jobs in small communities, union spokespeople said.

Not all those who get affected notices will lose their jobs — the notices mean they are part of a unit that will see cuts, and are at risk of being laid off. In Parks Canada, for example, 638 jobs have been declared surplus. But it could be months before staff find out whose jobs are safe.

NATUREMap: Canada's 42 national parks
The affected workers include people at national historic sites and national parks, the union said in a press release. Parks Canada's website shows 42 national parks, 167 department-administered national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas in the country.

Staff across the country are getting affected notices.

British Columbia: 106 staff.
Prairies: 299 staff.
The North: 65 staff.
Ontario: 396 staff.
National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.): 115 staff.
Quebec: 300 staff.
The Atlantic: 408 staff.
A spokesman for Parks Canada's staff union said there will be 13 jobs cut in Banff and 21 staff will work a shortened season, going from full-time to part-time. In Jasper, 30 workers will have shorter seasonal terms and 16 will be eliminated entirely.
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Sad news. Though I hear they're hiring for pipeline and oil sands projects.[V]
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SO LAME! (sorry for yelling, it really makes me mad!!!)
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Billions for jets and prisons and our parks staff get cut to help pay the bill...sad and twisted if you ask me...
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These civil servants are not paid extravagant salaries. They are entrusted with looking after our national treasures - some are world heritage sites. Is visitation really that far down that we have surplus Parks Canada employees?
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13 full time jobs and 30 reduced contracts in Jasper. Similar numbers for Banff.
There are no trail crews in Jasper this year. They are hiring one worker and one working supervisor for trails, that's it. Sucks
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1. Cut funding.

2. Service starts to suck

3. People complain

4. Use the situation to babble about "the failures of socialism" and champion the cause of privatization.



End result: Booster Juice outlets at the Ramparts.
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Fear not, the Glacier Discovery Walk will soon be hiring!

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Typical short-sighted Neo-con thinking. I'm surprised it took Harper this long to start swinging his ridiculous axe.
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The Conservatives must just HATE the National Parks - they can't strip mine them or clearcut them. Yet.

AND they're full of environmental terrorists!
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quote:Typical short-sighted Neo-con thinking. I'm surprised it took Harper this long to start swinging his ridiculous axe.
Think of the restraint it took to implement such changes so gradually...
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With all the Federal environmental changes that have been bundled with this budget bill, I really think the current crop of Conservatives including our dear Prime Minister don't give a rat's ass about the environment for the present and future generations.
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I wish Mr. Harper would do a full audit of indian affairs( lots of non indians profiting ) and do some major downsizing of other ministries as well. I would like to have responsible government in office but lets get real, not one of our elected governments really can be trusted once they are elected in. As to parks ,well I guess the priorities of maintaining tourism is pretty far down the list.
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It depends on whose list.
Parks aren't very far down my list.
But someone from Surrey or Alberta might have a different list.
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