'Eye-popping': UCP criticized for premier's staff salaries totalling $2.9M - 2020-05-17

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F0.png 'Eye-popping': UCP criticized for premier's staff salaries totalling $2.9M May 17, 2020, Allison Bench, Global News

Tax experts are sounding the alarm over the amount Alberta's government spends on the salaries for 19 government employees who work for Premier Jason Kenney's office.

Publicly posted contracts for 19 employees in the premier's office show their salaries add up to over $2.9 million in taxpayer dollars each year, with their salaries ranging from over $224,000 annually at the high end for both the premier's principal secretary and his chief of staff, and several employees including the premier's special assistant and tour manager each making just over $114,000 at the low end of the scale.

Global News reviewed the contracts and the listed biweekly salaries were multiplied by 26 to convert them to annual costs.

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{{cite news | first = Allison | last = Bench | title = 'Eye-popping': UCP criticized for premier's staff salaries totalling $2.9M | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6954529/alberta-premiers-office-staff-salaries-taxpayer-dollars/ | work = Global News | date = May 17, 2020 | accessdate = May 18, 2020 }}