Health and Safety Committee

Health Canada Services

April 14, 2004
TO:     Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
Local Presidents

RE: Health Canada Services

At the National Policy Committee meeting on April 7th, we were informed that as of April 1, CRA has to pay for the services provided by Health Canada. Treasury Board who used to pay for the services has transferred the appropriate funds to CRA.

CRA has entered into an agreement with Health Canada to continue their services as in the past, on a cost recovery basis. This gives CRA the option of assessing the services provided by Health Canada on a yearly basis. It is therefore very important that we be part of this assessment. We are asking you to provide us with any specific problems you may encounter with Health Canada services, including medical assessments.

Please send your comments to me or to Lina Ruel.

In Solidarity,

Chris Aylward
Health & Safety Committee