How much are they?
The amounts vary widely between executives St. Joseph’s Healthcare CEO Kevin Smith expensed $1,800 to the foundation during the last fiscal year that ended March 31 2016. Rob MacIsaac claimed an average of $237.63 a month to the foundation when he was president of Mohawk College. Current Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie expenses $776.10 from September 2014 to January 2017. McKerlie is president of the foundation, while neither MacIsaac nor Smith has leadership roles in the fundraising entity.
How does it compare to the public expenses?
For Smith it’s not possible to know because St. Joseph’s Health System has not posted any expenses for the last fiscal year and only partial expenses for the year before that. The last full fiscal year disclosed was April 1 2013 to March 31 2014, with nearly $14,000 expensed. It’s also not possible to compare MacIsaac’s past Mohawk expenses because they are no longer posted. McKerlie claimed $21,135.08 in expenses as president of the college from 2014 to 2017.
What was claimed?
A look at McKerlie’s expenses show vast differences in what was claimed between the hidden and public expenses. About 91 per cent of the shielded expenses are meals. The rest are for parking. When it comes to the public expenses, about 38 per cent are gas and car maintenance. About 21 per cent are hotels with a further 12 per cent each spent on flights and conference and event fees. Meals accounts for eight per cent of the public expenses and four per cent each are parking and transportation, such as taxis and GO trains. A final one per cent was spent buying books, such as “The Imperfect Board Member,” “The Inspired Workplace” and “Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking.”