A federation denounces the salaries of senior officials of the Quebec state

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A federation denounces the salaries of senior officials of the Quebec state

The National Assembly in Quebec

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) denounces the extent of certain salary increases granted by the Quebec government to senior provincial civil servants during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

In a statement released Monday, FCC Director for Quebec Nicolas Gagnon called the increases indecent.

He asks Premier François Legault to explain to Quebec taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet why they are being asked to assume salary increases of nearly 20% for senior civil servants .

“The average taxpayer settles for a pay rise that barely keeps pace with the rate of inflation, while bureaucrats, who already have very enviable salaries, take huge raises on the backs of taxpayers.

— Nicolas Gagnon, Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation observed in the January 11 edition of the Quebec Official Gazettethat the government of Quebec has indicated that a dozen of the most senior civil servants in the state have received salary increases ranging from 11% to 20% since the last fiscal year.

< p class="e-p">The FCC noted in particular that the annual salary of the Clerk of the Executive Council, Yves Ouellet, has been increased from $325,810 to $387,580.

The Quebec's chief negotiator, Édith Lapointe, benefited from a salary increase from $223,118 to $266,639, while the remuneration of the vice-president of Retraite Québec, Daniel Charbonneau, rose from $169,910 to $208. $258.

Nicolas Gagnon warns that an impending recession is looming and that the Government of Quebec should be quick to reduce its spending. In its view, freezing the salaries of its highest-paid bureaucrats is an obvious first step in this direction.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says that during the x27;year 2022-2023, the Government of Quebec spent $57 billion to pay its employees, which represented 52.5% of its total expenditure.

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