New adventures in not-net-zero land

It is a tough time for British Columbia. Natural gas producers are producing more but paying less to government. With bark beetle destruction and boundless raw log exports, the province’s forest industry is a shadow of its former self.

Tough times dictates tough economic medicine and BC Liberals are dishing that out to everyone: paramedics, nurses, teachers, BCGEU workers, social services and community agencies. Everyone goes without.

Well, almost everyone. Here’s a list of 31 Deputy Ministers and Associate Deputy Ministers. Collectively, their salaries jumped by 13% in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

Not bad in a time when a net-zero mandate was government policy.

Note: Some of these names will be familiar. I’ve written previously about this government’s generous treatment of the loyal few.

Sr Staff Salary Comparisons 2012 to 2011http://www.scribd.com/embeds/111104993/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-1171mcc9dby95rmwv713

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