The civil service is too large and costly. It is the major part of government expenditure. Civil servants breed more civil servants, so mandarins can have ever larger empures. The government needs to shrink the civil service substantially. So this news does not make me happy.
OTTAWA — The federal government won’t target public servants as it digs out from under the largest budget deficit in Canadian history, according to newly-minted government House leader John Baird.
“We won’t see the massive cuts to the public service that happened under the last Liberal government,” Mr. Baird said. “I don’t envisage anything like that.”