Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

April 26, 2011 13:33 ET

Update: Parties Name Candidates Who Will Appear to Debate the Future of Public Services in Canada

Bloc Quebecois to Participate

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Earlier today, the Bloc Québécois confirmed to organizers that it is now in a position to send a representative to the debate on the future of public services in Canada. It is Richard Nadeau, MP for Gatineau, who has served as the party's Critic for the Treasury Board.

"We are pleased that a Bloc representative will join us at the debate and contribute to this important exercise in democracy" commented Gary Corbett, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. "This is about the future and the quality of the services delivered to Canadians, and about the future of many of our professional public service members".

The Conservative Party of Canada will be represented by Pierre Poilievre, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Harper and MP for Nepean-Carleton. The Liberal Party will be represented by Mauril Bélanger, Vice-Chair of the National Policy and Platform Committee of the Liberal Party of Canada and MP for Ottawa-Vanier. The New Democratic Party will be represented by Paul Dewar, Foreign Affairs Critic and MP for Ottawa Centre, and the Green Party by Jean-Luc Cooke, candidate for Nepean-Carleton.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), in partnership with the University of Ottawa, will host a debate titled Election 2011: the Future of Public Services tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Marion Hall at the University of Ottawa. The debate will be broadcast on Rogers Ottawa and will also be accessible via a live Webcast at: http://www.gowebcasting.com/events/university-of-ottawa/2011/04/26/election-2011/play .

The University of Ottawa is a cosmopolitan community of over 45,000 students, faculty and staff who live, work and study in both English and French. At the heart of Canada's capital, the University of Ottawa is one of our country's leading research universities. The University's Department of History is a proud partner of Election 2011: the future of public services.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is a national union representing some 59,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector.

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