Cuts to the public service will occur “overwhelmingly” by attrition — and not by deep cuts, Foreign Affairs Minister and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird told the Sun on Tuesday.
Trying to send a calming message to skittish civil servants, Baird said federal budget cuts will be “like nothing” that took place in the 1990s.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some unease in the public service, so we hope to allay that concern,” he said.
“Overwhelmingly it will be dealt with by both attrition and workforce adjustment.”
The National Capital Region is uniquely dependant on public servants, who account for about a fifth of the workforce…