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Federal jobs leave Nunavut

Jeanne Gagnon
Northern News Services
Published Monday, May 7, 2012

There are more pink slips for federal employees in Nunavut as 18 positions total have been cut in two departments, according to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development will lose 34 jobs across the North, including 17 in Iqaluit, according to PSAC.

This represents 20 per cent of the workforce at the departments' Iqaluit office.

"Finance services in Iqaluit were cut. This will now be done from Winnipeg. HR (human resources) services were cut. This work will now be done in Quebec City," stated Geoff Ryan, assistant regional vice-president at the PSAC, via e-mail. "The cuts at AANDC in Iqaluit are harsher than the five or 10 per cent cuts requested by the government. I have no idea why."

Parks Canada will lose 65 positions across the North, it was also announced, including one in Iqaluit.

Ryan stated he was unsure of the exact position cut in the territorial capital.

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