With the fragile economic recovery at stake, now is not the time to slash federal public services. This is the message that PSAC National President John Gordon delivered to Treasury Board President Stockwell Day yesterday.

As the government finalizes the federal budget, Gordon reminded Day that the services provided by PSAC members to Canadians struggling to overcome the recession continue to be needed, such as Service Canada employees processing EI payments.

Public investment leads to job creation. This means increased consumption and higher revenues that fund the services that keep our communities safe and our citizens healthy. Canadians and businesses large and small rely on federal jobs in communities from coast to coast to coast.

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