The three largest unions representing federal public service workers are among the witnesses who discuss the government’s budget implementation bill (C-59).
Ian Lee (assistant professor at Carleton University), Emmanuelle Tremblay (president of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees), Debi Daviau (president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada), and Robyn Benson (national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada) comment on the provisions related to public service sick leave and disability benefits.
Jeffrey Astle (past president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) discusses proposed changes to Canada’s intellectual property framework.
Peter Henschel (RMCP deputy commissioner of specialized policing services) and Rennie Marcoux (chief strategic policy and planning officer at the RCMP) discuss the RCMP’s destruction of long-gun registry data and its handling of the information commissioner’s access to information request for registry data. (June 4, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-59 received royal assent on June 23.