Thanks to three recent rounds of workforce adjustments, the provincial government has eliminated 730 full-time equivalent positions. But the province isn't just handing out pink slips to its employees. Public Eye has learned the government is also handing out bouquets and cake to offices that have been nominated for a premier's innovation and excellence award. A spokesperson stated the budget for those gifts is $3,000. The regional awards ceremonies will wrap up tomorrow, with the provincial awards ceremonies being held on May 26.
April 28, 2010