Thursday, 29 March 2012
Budget Day Demonstration
Today was Budget Day for the Federal Government of Canada. Along with many of my fellow civil servants, I took part in a noon-hour demonstration to tell the government that we disapprove of cuts to services that help Canadians. This is my friend Kristen, showing her "Standing Together for our public services" sign.
There were quite a few demonstrators taking part. People have often asked me what it is like to be a civil servant right now, at a time when the government has been saying it will bring in a lot of cuts. My answer is that it has been rather stressful, but most of the time I am too busy at my job to think about it. However, it felt good today to stand together with my colleagues and let the government know that we oppose cutting services that are important to Canadians. After about half an hour, the demonstration was over and we all went back inside and back to work.
Posted by Evlyn at 19:44