Commenting on his decision to increase the maximum payable salaries for deputy and assistant deputy minister, Premier Gordon Campbell told reporters in Beijing, "We've always said we wanted to be about third in the country in terms of remuneration. That's exactly where we are." And later, during the same scrum, he again said, "We've always set the mark of trying to be about third in the marketplace in Canada. That's where we are." But, just last month, the provincial public service made this statement in a report detailing its executive compensation philosophy: "The province's target position for executive compensation in the public sector market is to be from 3rd to 5th nationally amongst the provincial and federal governments." Fancy that!
August 12, 2008