Ottawa. Thousands of students, senior citizens, union activists and many others joined members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada outside the Prime Minister’s Office to rally against the so-called austerity cuts in the March 29 federal budget.
Members of the CEP National Women’s Committee, meeting in Ottawa this week, took part in the rally, which began at 11:30 am at Confederation Park and moved through downtown to the PM’s office. Several speakers denounced the cuts to staff and the loss of valuable public services. “We are astounded at how quickly and mercilessly this government is moving to put people out of work and cut the services Canadians across the country rely on,” said John Gordon, PSAC National President.