In January 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a Town Hall at the University of Saskatchewan. In response to a question about the Vegreville Case Processing Centre closure, he said: “Compensation and packages will be made available to those employees who do not wish to relocate.”
The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has since informed public service workers who do not wish to relocate that there will be no compensation and no packages. In fact, those who do not accept the department’s final offer to relocate will be laid off in August 2018.
That’s not right. And that’s not what the Prime Minister said would happen.
PSAC is fighting this broken promise through the policy grievance process, while also continuing the fight to keep the Vegreville CPC open. But at the very least it’s not too late for the department to change course and keep the promise made by Prime Minister Trudeau. #respectvegreville