More than 130 executives appointed by Quebec earn more than the PM

They are 134 executives appointed by the State to have pocketed a remuneration with allowances and allowances higher than that of the Prime Minister François Legault, in 2021-2022, and 161 leaders received a check higher than $ 200,000.

More than 130 executives appointed by Quebec earn more than the PM

They are 134 executives appointed by the State to have pocketed a remuneration with allowances and allowances higher than that of the Prime Minister François Legault, in 2021-2022, and 161 leaders received a check higher than $ 200,000.

As every year since 2015, the government unveiled on May 15 the salaries of its executives, particularly in health and in crown corporations, deputy ministers, ministers, delegates and chiefs of staff.

At the end of March, three executives received base salaries over $500,000 and fourteen earned between $300,000 and $499,999.

Of the lot, the former national director of public health, Horacio Arruda, was always present with a remuneration of $ 319,700 with his allowances.

The one who has held his position on an interim basis since January, and assistant deputy minister in the general direction of public health, Luc Boileau, received, for his part, $ 323,840. This is a leap of almost 7% over one year, which allowed him to join the club of $300,000 and more in the government machine.

In all, 161 executives have earned more than $200,000.

A growing number

In 2020-2021, the head of government François Legault received a salary of $205,793, including $95,704 as a deputy and $100,489 for his duties as prime minister. He also received $9,600 in office fees.

Unlike the compensation of CEOs of Crown corporations or No. 1 at the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Mr. Legault's pay has remained stable since the 2018 election.

Growls

In 2019-2020, they were about 120 holders of a senior job or CEO to earn more than the one who is at the head of the government, then 127 the next vintage.

In recent weeks, the total compensation of $ 6.3 million paid to the CEO of the CDPQ, Charles Emond, has caused a lot of noise in the media. His base salary of $550,000 places him second in the executive rankings. However, this ranking does not take bonuses into account.

At the top of this basic salary scale of the Quebec state, we find again the president of Hydro-Quebec, Sophie Brochu, with her $598,560. For the last fiscal year, she also received a bonus of $269,232.

The trio of $500,000 and more was completed with the CEO of Investissement Québec, Guy LeBlanc. His salary floor is set at $500,000. He earned $650,000 in 2021-22, up 5.7% from the previous year.

Koskinen still in the list

On the side of ministers, the overall salary with that of deputy reached $177,082.

François Legault's chief of staff, Martin Koskinen, again received more than the prime minister, or $249,321 with his allowances.

1. Sophie Brochu

2. Charles Emond

3. Guy LeBlanc

4 Louis Morisset

5. Catherine Dagenais

Source: Department of Executive Council

Note: The amounts above do not include bonuses. The full list does not include senior executives who were not appointed by the state. Members of Parliament also have access to various allowances that are not accounted for in government figures, such as accommodation fees and an expense allowance of approximately $19,000.


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