An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (elimination of bureaucratic patronage and geographic criteria in appointment processes)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in October 2007.

Status

Not active, as of June 14, 2007
(This bill did not become law.)

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Public Service Employment ActRoutine Proceedings

June 14th, 2007 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Wayne Easter Liberal Malpeque, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (elimination of bureaucratic patronage and geographic criteria in appointment processes).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to sponsor a bill from the other place, Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act.

First, the bill would “disallow the establishment of geographic criteria to determine an area selection for the purpose of eligibility and appointment processes”.

Second, the bill would “ensure that appointments to or from within the public service are free from bureaucratic patronage”.

The bill is as a result of the current public service guidelines that do not allow most good, qualified Canadians to apply for public service jobs within the national capital region. This bill would open up the criteria so that Canadians could apply for those good public service jobs and contribute to the employment in Canada and to the skills development, and to participate in the full range of public service jobs in the country.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)