The Heat Continues and Sunday's Best
The heat continues here in Ottawa, with very little rain. My deal with God continues for my grass: if God wants green grass he knows what needs to happen (that is your religious comment for this Sunday).
The big news in Ottawa was the media finally noticing that the Government is going to pay out about $6B in“severance” payments as part of the new contract with PSAC. It is one of those things folks didn’t talk about much, but it’s been there a while, and now the Government is trying to limit their exposure to this. Effectively, what happened is that if a Civil Servant quit their job, they got a week’s pay for every year they had worked with the government. The first time you hear that it sounds fine, but this person quit, and I haven’t seen that anywhere else in my work travels. The program will end this year, but will cost the government a good chunk of change.