Ford should re­think trade job hire

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

Re: Ford ad­viser ap­pointed to trade post (Oct. 19)

Pre­mier Doug Ford ap­points cam­paign ad­viser Ian Todd as On­tario’s trade rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the U.S., a job that will pay him $350,000 a year — $75,000 more than his Lib­eral pre­de­ces­sor.

Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Jim Wil­son de­fends the salary, say­ing Todd is not el­i­gi­ble for pen­sion or ter­mi­na­tion pay­ments.

I would ex­pect this from other par­ties but not the Con­ser­va­tives.

I sug­gest Mr. Ford re­think this or he will be a one-term pre­mier.

Most of the peo­ple who voted for the Con­ser­va­tives do not make even $75,000 a year.

As for Mr. Todd’s pen­sion con­cerns, I sug­gest he does like most peo­ple and con­sider RRSPs or mu­tual funds. Steve Whines Brantford

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.