stick it to the people
2018-07-08 20:06:52 UTC
Doug Ford - April 2018:
“We need to be investing in the front lines,” he said. “We don’t need more layers and layers of bureaucracy.”
'Well, maybe I'll just add this little layer to that pile - after all, he looked after Rob really well and he has a nice way with the media . . . .'
Ford rewards key Tory adviser with $348K patronage job to curb hospital overcrowding
Premier Doug Ford has quietly appointed a key Progressive Conservative ally to a $348,000-a-year patronage job overseeing a new panel tackling hospital overcrowding.
Hours after been sworn in June 29, Ford convened his first cabinet meeting where one of 37 orders of business was naming Dr. Rueben Devlin to lead the new “premier’s council on improving health care and ending hallway medicine.”
“The chair shall be paid the sum of $348,000 per annum. The chair shall be eligible for reimbursement of expenses incurred in their work on the council,” said a cabinet order-in-council of the three-year post made public on Friday, one week after it was made.
Devlin’s appointment was confirmed at the same meeting where Ford parted ways with former TD Bank chair Ed Clark, who earned $1-a-year to be former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne’s business adviser and privatization czar.
Devlin will be paid more than Ford, who makes $208,974 as premier, and Health Minister Christine Elliott, who earns $165,851.
Indeed, Ford promised in the campaign that he would cut health-care wait times and end the practice of “hallway medicine” where patients are left in corridors because of staffing shortages.
He also repeatedly said that the widely respected Devlin would be his main adviser on addressing the problem.
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I guess he just forgot to mention how much taxpayer dollars he planned to pay his family's friendly doctor.
Are we just starting to find out what Ontarians are in for?