Well I think less civil servants is a good idea. I would like to see far greater cuts to the civil service. Ottawa's real problem is a lack of other industries.
10,000 PS jobs on the line: report
Spending restraints will take toll on region over next three years, Conference Board says
BY BERT HILL, THE OTTAWA CITIZENAPRIL 8, 2010
Hold on to your hats. The economic recovery in the capital region could be brief.
The Ottawa-Gatineau economy could lose almost 10,000 government jobs over the next three years as federal spending restraint casts a pall over the region.
In a report Wednesday, the Conference Board of Canada predicted the public service decline could be the biggest since 1991-98 when 19,000 federal government jobs were lost to layoffs, early retirement and other incentives to leave.