22 April 2010

No wonder he's always calling it...

...Toronto the Good...

Toronto taxpayers face a bill of almost $1 million for a goodbye gift to get Mayor David Miller and several retiring councillors out the City Hall door.

Miller’s $167,769.94 golden handshake, plus the severance pay for the four councillors who have announced they won’t run again in the fall and the three councillors running for mayor, will push the taxpayer-funded tab to more than $800,000.
The really alarming thing is... this will likely be the least costly piece of David Miller's legacy to Toronto.

Just something to think about while you're writing out that municipal tax cheque.


4 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Good lord. We have one twit here, Howard Moscoe, who has been on the public teat for over thirty years. I'm sure when it comes to retiring, we'll here the inevitable "I gave up so much to work in the public sector, I'm entitled to my entitlements...".

Missing the fact that nobody told him to stay on for this long...just like the guy killing his parents pleading for leniency because he's an orphan...

Neo Conservative said...

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"jag says... like the guy killing his parents pleading for leniency because he's an orphan"

perhaps we need someone like dr dawg, to explain to us, yet again... if we didn't pay these guys obscene salaries & perks... and outrageous pensions... they'd all just choose to work at tim hortons instead.

there's a reason so many lawyers get into politics.

and hey... dont'cha know... special people deserve special treatment.

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Kai said...

Wiat a minute, since when were elected officials entitled to severance when their term ends? It ought not to metter if they have decided not to run again, their term of elected office is over. Would they get severance if they ran and lost next time round? I think not. They deserve nothing!

Neo Conservative said...

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kai... this most decidedly isn't about common sense...

"Former prime minister Paul Martin, a millionaire in his own right, will receive a parliamentary pension of $166,439 a year, according to calculations the Canadian Taxpayers Federation did for the Ottawa Citizen on the pensions for 18 outgoing MPs."

and hey... know anybody who's got cancer? if so... maybe you shouldn't read this.

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