Our Public Servants are suffering, Prime Minister


Dear Prime Minister,

It’s disheartening to know that today is the first anniversary of the rollout of the new public service payroll system, Phoenix, and that even a year later, there are still people that are waiting to be paid.

A year without pay is simply unacceptable. Many employees, especially here in Ottawa, have families to feed and rent to pay. Some of them have been left with no sources of income and are quickly sinking into extreme financial hardship. Imagine the stress these people have to live with.

You should make this issue an personal priority and ensure that Phoenix is fixed sooner than later. Hardworking people deserve to be paid for the work they do and they deserved to be paid without any extensive delays.



Emilie Taman