When Premier Christy Clark took power, the government paid more than $2.4 million in severance money to dismiss or replace senior bureaucrats and political staff who served under the previous Campbell administration, Public Eye has learned. The biggest severance payment - $549,776 - went to Allan Seckel who was replaced by John Dyble as the premier's deputy minister. But tourism, trade and investment deputy minister Martyn Brown also received a large payout - $416,191. Those amounts include Messrs. Dyble and Brown's performance pay. Meanwhile, children and family development deputy minister Lesley du Toit and public affairs bureau head Ron Norman received $337,413 and $323,917 in severance respectively. That amount that doesn't include their performance pay, which has yet to be determined. The following is a complete list of the aforementioned severance payments.
April 28, 2011