Earlier, we reported retired senior bureaucrat Lee Doney is being directly awarded a contract - whose value "will not exceed $70,000" - to "provide leadership and strategic advice" related to the British Columbia Ambulance Service. Some may consider that a reasonable sum, given Mr. Doney's resume. But this is the same agency that presently pays on-call paramedics in remote areas $2 per hour. And that means, says provincial New Democrat health critic Adrian Dix, "Mr. Doney's contract - in the short period of time he'll have it - could pay for 35,000 hours of that service...So what's good enough for your average ambulance attendant is apparently not good enough for your average senior executive."
October 19, 2006