The glass will be half empty

Last week, The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer reported the provincial government is "individually reviewing each of the more than 100 deputy and assistant deputy ministers" to determine how much of a pay hike they'll receive. This, after the government made a controversial decision to increase their maximum payable salaries - by up to 21.88 percent for assistant deputies, 34.93 percent for deputies and 42.91 percent for the deputy to the premier. According to Mr. Palmer "the Liberals say the actual increases" for individual bureaucrats "will be nothing like the maximums," with the result "scheduled to be release this month." And our understanding is that announcement - which could be made early next week - may include a technical briefing for the media, followed by comments from a public official.

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I note from the MCFD website that the latest update re "Transformation" is from 21 February 2007.

In the context of DM du Toit, she deserves a decrease in salary, not an increase and I am not pacified in the least by the Lieberal's attempt to assure the tax payers that increases "will be nothing like the maximums".

The only acceptable increase for anyone of them is ZERO.

How was it determined that their performances merited ANY increase?

No one is allowed to know what these people are doing on TAXPAYERS DOLLARS.

Instead of figuring how much to dole out, an independent body should be hired to review the job descriptions and measurable contributions of all the layers of bureaucrats in government? Starting with 'Manager' and going up to 'Deputy Minister'.

"What critical business function would fail if you weren't on the payroll" is the question to ask. Fire anyone that can't prove their contribution to the people of BC. Give raises to the rest.

It's painful to see the excesses of this government under King Godo. People are hungry, sleeping in doorways, some kids in care are in dangeous places. This province again has the greatest number of kids living in poverty , so what does the government do? Hey lets give the deputies and Assistant Deputies a bunch of cash. With things so poorly run, they shouldn't get raises, some should be shown the door.Arrogent, thy name is Gordon Campbell.

"And our understanding is that announcement - which could be made early next week - may include a technical briefing for the media, followed by comments from a public official."

Now this so-call 'PUBLIC' official is being paid by whom, and is working in the best interests of...?

The public is not invited?

No questions and answer session?

Yeah, colour me surprised. Managing public outcries and dissent is easy if you just ignore them.

I really hope the media (the only invited attendees to a government announcement) pull their heads out of their bottoms, show up and nail these hypocrites to the wall.

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