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 Citizen’s Glen McGregor.

This piece is a great counterpoint to the Fraser Institute’s recent attack on public-sector salaries. I hope it is printed in the newspaper as well as being posted on The Citizen’s blog.

The defence of the Fraser Institute’s generous salaries is priceless: “His own salary [$184,000], Veldhuis says, is a lot lower than what he would earn in the private sector.” Of course, many public-sector managers could make exactly the same claim, probably with more credibility. (As Andrew noted, exorbitant Bay Street compensation exerts upward pressure on the top echelons of the public sector.)

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