Bill Rowe, ever-eager to flog a dead myth, used his Tuesday call-in interview with John Gordon, President of PSAC, to continue to propagate the fib that Newfoundland and Labrador is short-changed in its share of federal civil service jobs:
Rowe: We don’t have one head office of one government department or agency in this province… Is that something that you would want to get involved in, and change that so that the federal institutions are spread more equitably across the board in this country?In other words, 2.4% of PSAC’s membership are in Newfoundland and Labrador… a province which has 1.5% of the Canadian population.
Gordon: Well, most certainly. Although we represent 165,000 members across the country, 4,000 of those members are in Newfoundland and Labrador.
What’s that inequity again?