Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

February 01, 2006 08:00 ET

Media Advisory Reminder: PIPSC President Visiting Calgary February 2-3

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2006) - Michele Demers, head of the 50,000-member Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, will be in Calgary February 2-3 to conduct meetings with the regional membership and visit their worksites.

The Professional Institute is the largest multi-profession union in Canada with a membership of 50,000. It represents scientists and professionals across the country including Canada Revenue Agency auditors, computer systems specialists, procurement specialists, research scientists, meteorologists, veterinarians and nurses. In Alberta, the PIPSC represents 2,600 members including 572 in Calgary employed at the National Energy Board, Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, for example.

Ms. Demers will be available for interviews Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. She is an excellent source for comment on the impact the new Harper government will have on the federal public service.

In her congratulatory letter to Stephen Harper, she outlined the need to proclaim the whistleblower protection legislation and the need for science funding. She reminded Stephen Harper that Canadians want and expect a professional, non-partisan public service equipped with the resources to deliver programs and services to Canadians. She will also be available to comment on the Gomery Report expected on February 1st.

Contact Information

  • Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Francine Pressault
    Media and Government Relations Officer
    1-800-267-0446, ext. 2228 or (613) 794-9369 (cell)