Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jean Charest Defends $75,000 Second Salary

Quebec Premier Jean Charest has come under fire for his $75,000 second salary. Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois says the premier's salary "has to come from the government of Quebec, not the Quebec Liberal Party." Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, Gazette file photo

From Montreal Gazette:

Women play leading role in National Assembly.

QUEBEC – The National Assembly ended on a sour note yesterday with Premier Jean Charest justifying his $75,000 second salary.

The Quebec Liberal Party pays Charest the money on top of his $175,045 salary as premier.

"That has nothing to do with it," a testy Charest said when reporters asked whether there is a link between the $75,000 and his refusal to call a public inquiry into the construction industry.

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My Comment: This stinks ... but hey .... this is Quebec.

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