The independent commission to review MLA compensation has been criticized for not being representative of ordinary British Columbians. The reason: the three-person panel include University of British Columbia business professor Sandra Robinson, former British Columbia and Yukon Territory Appeals Court justice Joe Wood and Sue Paish, who has been described by the press as a lawyer. But, come June 1, Ms. Paish - who chaired the panel - will be a whole lot more than a member of the bar. That's when she takes over as the chief executive officer of Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd. - the country's third largest pharmacy operator. And how much will she be making, you may wonder? Well, according to Business in Vancouver's Glen Korstrom, Ms. Paish willl "stay in the six-figure income bracket - to the relief of one of her three teenaged daughters, who asked her if the family might have to go on welfare following her Pharmasave decision."
May 28, 2007