Canada’s “bloated” civil service?


Letter-writer Nelly claims (in his letter about the large public service, January 11 edition) that the gov’t just prints more money to pay any salaries it agrees to — he singles out Ontario, but how can Ontario print money (a federal responsibility) to pay its “Sunshine List”? This is a standard accusation by Right-wingers against all “government” in general, and especially on virtually any government spending that is not on the armed forces or police! Obviously not a well-thought-out objection, if that matters to him.

R. Cousins