Employees at Environment Canada are said to be in “complete and utter turmoil” after the government announced last week that hundreds of staffers will be let go in coming months. Three hundred positions are expected to be eliminated at the ministry and 776 staffers have been put on notice that their jobs are at risk. “I’ve never seen cuts like this in my 15 years as president of the Union of Environmental Workers, said Bill Pynn, who represents 476 of the affected workers. Since May’s election, the Conservative government has announced more than 1,500 public service job cuts. Thousands more are expected in coming years as the Tories try to close a $32 billion budget deficit.
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