Can we please turn off the crocodile tears about governments paying top notch executives the kind of money that’s needed to attract them to take on government projects ?
Yes, Ian Troop will make ‘the Big Bucks’ in salary and benefits if the Pan Am Games are successful.
Heck, you could argue that he’s already earned it for putting up with all the shenanigans from Hamilton Council on the stadium issue !
But seriously, that’s what happens in the corporate world.
You’re asking a successful business person to give up their job, their salary and benefits and work on a project for five years and then, they will be unemployed.
Of course, incentives and benefits are offered to attract good people .
By the way, you don’t see any of the MPP’s working for minimum wage do you ?
I don’t expect the NDP to understand this; they don’t seem to grasp anything about how business works.
Besides, all three Parties hired people when they ran the government and paid them way more than those people would earn in the private sector.
Do we need to remind PC Leader Tim Hudak how much his government paid former Ontario Hydro CEO Ellen Clitheroe and how much we, the taxpayers , paid for her severance ?
I’m all for governments watching what they spend, but I also want someone in charge who knows what they’re doing and that comes at a price.