Report Auditor General Warns "Hard Choices Ahead" in Federal Politics Posted May 26, 2011 One department to cut is the DND with 2100 job cuts over years. I think what he government will do is get rid of more workers who are unionized and only hire workers on contract, which is good for the government but not good for the workers. Being contract worker, you never know when your job is done, you may not get EI, or pensions. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/jobs+documents+show/4840558/story.html Oh that would be bad, we don't need any additional "patronage appointments". The civil service unions ensure continuity in the civil service regardless of the government of the day. I'm not a fan of unions as a general rule, but this is one very positive aspect they play in the case of civil servants.