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Statement on International Pink Day

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The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all individuals are treated equally and with dignity and respect

Remarks by Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council,  at the Black History Month Senior Leaders’ Learning Day

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We have to apply the lessons that we learned from the past ten years and face the challenges ahead in pieces, whether it is about recruitment, staffing, learning and development, meeting culture or changing the way we think, and who is brought into conversations. A lot of it is about mindsets, cultures and expectations and those require engagement and dialogue.

Remarks by Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, at the Canada School of Public Service’s National Managers’ Community Exchange

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I do not think the workload is ever going to go down. The important thing is that we have to learn the tools of personal and organizational resilience and make sure that fatigue does not turn into bad behaviours, harassment, or interpersonal conflicts. We do have to learn to work at a high tempo and with a heavy workload. That is the Public Service that we are headed towards.

Holiday message from the Clerk to all Public Servants

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The holiday season is here, and so is the end of a very successful year. I would like to thank you for all the work you do to serve Canadians and to help make Canada such an extraordinary country.

Remarks by Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, at a special event to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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2018 was a truly historic year with some real milestones, one of which was, of course, Bill C81, the Accessible Canada Act. It is one of those moments when a law passes through both Houses, gets Royal Assent, and bends the curve of this country’s history. Other such milestones that come to mind are the Official Languages Act, and the Charter of Rights. Canada will never be the same after that legislation is passed. It is a huge accomplishment and I know that many people in this room have helped shape it.

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