Public sector management can expect fair market remuneration; however their pay should be linked to performance. In the case of Regina city manager Glen Davies his $50,000 per year increase would be easier to swallow if the city adopted better and more transparent performance measurements.
Saskatchewan residents could have real issues to vote on if their cities reported their performance more transparently.
How well do Regina and Saskatoon stack up on their ability to be transparent in the services, costs and effectiveness when compared with other Canadian cities? A new Frontier study explains where they miss the mark but can improve.
Imagine if you went to the trouble of starting a small business, including finding the seed money, working long hours and successfully turning a profit each year. You then, of course, paid all taxes every year and on time. Imagine then that the government excused your competitor from paying those taxes.