Diplomats vie for benefits

The union representing Canada's foreign service officers is requesting that the Harper government provide leave and sick benefits to diplomats who often face the same dangers as military staff, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers wants the Harper government to extend the same employment insurance benefits it gave military families sent to Afghanistan and other overseas postings in the March 4 federal budget.

Published: Wednesday, 03/17/2010 12:00 am EDT

The union representing Canada's foreign service officers is requesting that the Harper government provide leave and sick benefits to diplomats who often face the same dangers as military staff, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers wants the Harper government to extend the same employment insurance benefits it gave military families sent to Afghanistan and other overseas postings in the March 4 federal budget.

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