POLICY BRIEF: The last government pay cut (2021 edition)

Since the pandemic took hold in Canada, there have been many news stories about businesses struggling across various sectors and having to reduce employee pay as a result.
But one sector was different: The government.
As we hadn’t seen any stories about governments implementing pay reductions, asked governments a simple question – when was the last time you reduced pay for government employees?
This policy brief examines the issue of pay reductions in government, and includes details of pay reductions (or lack thereof) at the federal government, provincial governments and 13 major cities.
To see our policy brief The last government pay cutclick here
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