An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act and the Public Service Employment Act, enacted by section 12 of chapter 22 of the Statutes of Canada, 2003 (area of selection)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

Sponsor

Bill Casey  Progressive Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of March 31, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)

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Public Service Employment ActRoutine Proceedings

March 31st, 2004 / 5 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Bill Casey Progressive Conservative Cumberland—Colchester, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-510, an act to amend the Public Service Employment Act and the Public Service Employment Act, enacted by section 12 of chapter 22 of the Statutes of Canada, 2003 (area of selection).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would stop the government from using geographic criteria to determine a person's eligibility to have a job in the national capital region.

It affects almost all of us, including you, Mr. Speaker. Just today I took seven jobs off the Internet. These are seven jobs, with a wide variety of qualifications, for seven different departments. Only those people who live in the national capital region can apply for them. The people in Timmins—James Bay cannot apply. The people in Red Deer and the people in Cumberland—Colchester cannot apply. Even you, Mr. Speaker, cannot apply.

It is an offensive practice and I want to stop this discrimination by postal code and I want to stop it now with the bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)