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Federal bureaucrats costs Canadian taxpayers $114,000 a year

December 17, 2012
Federal bureaucrats costs Canadian taxpayers $114,000 a year

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas responds to a report that each bureaucrat in the federal government costs taxpayers on average $114,000 annually.

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on December 20, 2012
As one of the 379,760 federal civil servants, I just want to point out that my group is making $42,000 less than your average and we haven't had an increase in over 2 years. The feds have been hiring a whole lot of economists, statisticians and IT people who have been revamping government procedures for targetting, processing and reporting. As you point out, these changes come at a huge cost for the Canadian taxpayers, and I am not convinced that the changes are worth the cost. It is true that approximately 19,200 civil servants have lost their jobs, but those cuts have been mainly at the bottom of the pile while jobs have been added at the top, resulting in the huge average salary increase. The front line people with whom most Canadians come in contact are not the highly paid bureaucrats who are responsible for the statistical spike. Most are just like everyone else-hard working and not over paid. J. Taylor

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on January 03, 2013
I want to applaud the stand Gregory Thomas made in today's interview with CBC radio. Civil servants cannot continue to make the salaries supported by taxpayers when then the rest of the population makes signficantly less (average salary being about $50,000). The private sector has made signficant salary adjustments or cease to exist in order to survie in the global economy. It's time for the public sector bubble to burst and operate realistically. It just isn't sustainable for Cananda to continue operating in a false economy. Whereby supply of new civil servants are available and able to take a lower salary (ie. in the case of teachers today) supply and demand comes will come into play, and it will be imminent that salaries going forward will have to decrease. C. Gerhard

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