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On January 18, 2017, Marianne Hladun sent a letter to Mr. Ahmed Hussen welcoming him to the role of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and briefing him on the ongoing issue of the closure of the Vegreville Immigration Centre.

The letter on behalf of the 280 PSAC members affected by the closure, also included all past correspondence to and from former Minister John McCallum.

All previous correspondence with the former Minister, and the latest letter to the new Minister, are attached below.

Read the December 23, 2016 edition of "Prairie Voice," an e-newsletter for PSAC Prairie Region members.

Members of the Calgary and Lethbridge Regional Women's Committees worked together to come up with a regional campaign to encourage local MPs and MLAs in the Prairies to take action on the issue of child care and work together to create a national child care program.

There are currently two job postings for the position of Regional Representative in the Prairies—Calgary and Winnipeg. These positions are term up to two months.

Please note: In addition to the term vacancy, this pool will serve to establish an eligibility list for future term Regional Representative positions in Calgary and Winnipeg.

A tentative agreement between PSAC and Treasury Board has been reached for the PA table, covering over 68,000 federal public service workers. The deal includes significant breakthroughs on “common issues,” such as sick leave and workforce adjustment, the details of which were hammered out by the common issues committee earlier this week.

More than 400 people crowded into the Vegreville Social Centre on Monday to show their support and voice their concerns over the closure of the Vegreville Immigration Centre.