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A small raise for civil servants may not seem like a big deal, but when you were elected on a promise of a more open and transparent government, quietly posting news of pay hikes for senior government officials on a departmental website seems a little odd. Such was the case this week in Ottawa, and it rightly raised a few eyebrows. Then there’s the little matter of the 1.1 per cent boost to bonus packages also given to the executives, not for doing extra work, but for meeting minimum requirements of the job.
Nothing to see here, people… move along…

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