Who’s keeping an eye on how much B.C.’s post-secondary bosses are raking in?
According to an NDP investigation, Capilano College, University of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island University paid 14 executives a total of $1.1 million dollars over the government-set salary cap, over three years.
MLA David Eby says now the minister responsible won’t talk.
“We’re calling on the ministry of advanced education to release the caps. What are the rules across B.C.? And then everybody can have a look and say, yes, you are enforcing the caps or no you’ve abandoned your responsibility.”
Eby says $1.1 million in compensation represents 100 grad school scholarships.
Earlier this year, the board of directors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was found to have sidestepped rules to pay senior staff over the cap. Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk was on the board at that time.