As you are likely aware, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are currently on strike. This represents approximately 159,000 employees that provide a range of services for the public throughout the Federal Government.
Some of these employees do provide a range of services for regulated parties and health care professionals subject to the Food and Drugs Act including:
1. Submission intake and initial processing prior to review,
2. Clinical trial application intake and management
3. Issuance of medical devices licences
4. Special Access Program intake and support
During this labour disruption, essential services will continue to be delivered; however it is possible that you may experience delays. We apologize for any inconvenience and assure you that we are doing everything possible to mitigate the impacts during this time to the extent possible. Additionally, as it may be difficult to access some Government of Canada buildings many scheduled in person engagements are now being held virtually during this time.
The Government is making every effort to come to an agreement with the PSAC and return to normal operations as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.