Minister orders end to bonuses at Community Living BC, CTV News, October 21, 2011
“Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux has ordered an end to bonuses for managers at the Crown agency Community Living BC, which provide services to the disabled.
“…Cadieux says bonuses are not appropriate for an organization that’s supposed to help people with developmental disabilities, and they’re also wrong in a time of tight budgets.
“…NDP critic Nicholas Simons is suspicious about the Liberals’ promise to reign in bonuses, saying they may try to hide them instead.
” ‘They’re probably going to do what they did for the former CEO and just roll his bonuses into his salary, and if that’s the change she’s suggesting I’m not sure people are going to be satisfied,’ he said…”
Embattled Community Living BC pays out big wage hikes to management, Brian Coxworth, Global News, June 19, 2012
Last year, there was a large public outcry when Global BC reported that the CLBC was closing group homes and cutting services to people with developmental disabilities, even as it paid performance bonuses to senior executives.
The social development minister then announced that those bonuses would not be paid after all.
However, those bonuses have not been eliminated. They’ve simply been rolled into the executive’s base pay, eight months later after the dust settled.
Big wage increases have been doled out: almost 10% for top management, and 5% for directors and managers…
Hansard, Page 8311, October 24, 2011:
N. Simons, MLA, Powell River Sunshine Coast:
“Every day it seems like some secret emerges from under the curtain of CLBC. Today it was revealed that Community Living officials who administer home-share contracts may in some cases have their own home-share contracts. These are the same people that administer and oversee these arrangements. Does the minister recognize this as a potential conflict of interest, and what does the minister plan to do about it? ”
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