Fraser Institute Sunshine List
On Monday, Andrew wrote that we need a Bay Street sunshine list. Today, we got something almost as good: a Fraser Institute sunshine list, courtesy of US tax filings and The Ottawa Citizenâ€™s Glen McGregor.
This piece is a great counterpoint to the Fraser Instituteâ€™s recent attack on public-sector salaries. I hope it is printed in the newspaper as well as being posted on The Citizenâ€™s blog.
The defence of the Fraser Instituteâ€™s generous salaries is priceless: â€œHis own salary [$184,000], Veldhuis says, is a lot lower than what he would earn in the private sector.â€ Of course, many public-sector managers could make exactly the same claim, probably withÂ more credibility. (As Andrew noted, exorbitant Bay Street compensation exerts upward pressure on theÂ top echelons of the public sector.)