Ottawa

10,980 fewer public sector jobs

The Harper government announces that it has eliminated 10,980 positions within the public sector in the last six months.

“We are shrinking the size of government while minimizing impacts to employees,” said Minister Clement. “We will continue to work hard to rein in spending and find efficiencies in government operations. Our Government understands that reducing costs helps keep taxes and our debt low, which are critical to spurring growth and ensuring our long-term prosperity.”

The biggest cuts (by total number) came in Public Safety, the Canada Revenue Agency and Human Resources and Skills Development.