Federal managers making $100K spiked 66% since start of pandemic
The number of federal department managers earning at least $100,000 increased by more than 66% since the start of the pandemic, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
Citing Access To Information payroll records obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Blacklock’s said Cabinet is fighting attempts to name individual six-figure earners under a federal Sunshine List.
“We are not all in this together,” Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the Taxpayers Federation, said in a statement. Figures showed the number of federal employees paid at least $100,000 had increased from 69,007 in 2019 to a record 114,433 last year, a 66% gain.
“Taxpayers deserve to know that 45,000 more federal bureaucrats are receiving a six-figure salary than before the pandemic,” Terrazzano said. As recently as 2015 fewer than 44,000 federal employees were paid six figures.
“There were 312,825 federal employees who received a pay raise during the pandemic according to an Access To Information request filed by the Federation. The federal government has no records of its employees ever receiving a pay cut.”
The Government of Canada does not publish a yearly Sunshine List naming the names of $100,000-plus earners. Cabinet last rejected the proposal in 2017, Blacklock’s said.