Price jump

When Warren Buckley resigned as president of the B.C. Pavilion Corp. in November 2000 to become president of the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, he was making $150,000 - along with a $40,000 bonus. This, according to records obtained by The Province's Helen Plischke. At the time, then tourism minister Ian Waddell said that salary was "rather high - too high." So what do you think Mr. Waddell would have to say about the fact Mr. Buckley, who returned to the corporation in January 2008 as its president and chief executive officer, is now making $400,000 - 166.67 percent more then he did before. And that's not counting the $125,000 bonus he received covering the 15 months between January 2008 and March 2009.

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