All employees – even federal public service workers – have the right to engage in political activities during an election as long as it doesn’t impact your ability to do your job without a political bias.
To: - Executive Council Members
- Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
- Local Presidents
Attached is a comparison of party platforms and promises to date. It is by no means an exhaustive list and several things should be taken into consideration while reading. Platforms are being added to on a daily basis. This is simply a snapshot to this point.
Green and Bloc are silent, or at least it is difficult to find information, on several items – this was not a conscious decision to ignore - it was simply based on availability.
From the Elections Canada website:
- Key federal election dates
- Voter's checklist
|To :||Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
Re: Involvement in Political Activities
Although you have received this information via an e-mail I have been requested by the Political Action Committee to re-issue it in Bulletin format for wider circulation.
The Public Service Employment Act was amended effective December 31, 2005 in this regard, and now states that public servants, are permitted to engage in any political activity as long as it does not impair or is not perceived as impairing your ability to perform your duties in a politically impartial manner.
The PSEA defines political activity as: