OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released its annual Labour Day Reality Check reporttoday highlighting the fact that 312,825 federal government employees and members of Parliament received pay raises while many workers outside of government struggled through the pandemic.
“Canadians have experienced a tale of two pandemics: one full of private sector pain, the other full of bureaucrat pay increases,” said Franco Terrazzano, the CTF’s Federal Director. “We need politicians and bureaucrats to help shoulder the burden because it can’t just be struggling families and businesses forced to pay back the $1-trillion federal debt.”
The Labour Day Reality Check report uses government documents exclusively obtained by the CTF and Statistics Canada data to highlight the divide between government employees and workers outside of government during the pandemic.
Key findings include:
“MPs pocketing two pay raises during the pandemic is a slap in the face to the millions of Canadians struggling through COVID-19,” said Terrazzano. “At the very least, all party leaders should commit to reversing the pandemic politician pay raises.”
You can find the CTF’s 2021 Labour Day Reality Check report here.