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Senator Ringuette’s Bill S-201 was referred to the Standing Committee on National Finance

Senator Ringuette was pleased yesterday when her bill S-201, one that intends to eliminate geographic criteria as a factor for eligibility in appointment processes and to also ensure that appointments to, and from within the public service are free from bureaucratic patronage, was referred, for a full study, to the Standing Committee on National Finance.


“The current selection process is unfair and limits the access of all Canadians to jobs in the Public Service. I believe wholeheartedly that all Canadians, in any province, have the right to earn a living and if qualified, have equal access to all Public Service Jobs” said Senator Ringuette. 


Presently, the Public Service Commission can set geographic criteria to determine eligibility to compete in external competitions for positions in the federal Public Service.  Senator Ringuette believes that Canadians must have the right and should have the chance to apply for a job in their Public Service no matter what region of the country they live in and no matter where the job is located.


“If we consider that the current government is advocating transparency and accessibility, I dare to hope that it will want to incorporate these values into the recruitment procedures for jobs in the public service” stated Senator Ringuette.