Seeing the 65-page remuneration report for Interior Health employees could actually make a person ill.
At first glance, one might believe that all those pages encompass the entire province's employees...but nope, that's just Interior Health!
And it was for the year ending March, 2015, a full 15 months ago.
There's segregation (if you can call it that), between two classes: those making under $75,000, and those over $75,000. The following snippet shows Wages in the first column, the second is Expenses.
Almost a billion dollars in wages!
Grand total $928,588,950!
The head of the local health authority, Roger Parsonage, had wages of $121,004 plus $9,191 in expenses.
So how many health regions are there in British Columbia?
Take your pick. There are either 10 health regions in B.C. or 20 (areas within regions).
So are there ten 65-page reports out there?
So that nearly billion dollars was only for Region 8, the Interior Health region?
"I don't think I want to know," gulps Kia.
Poor public purse.