Our Grand-A-Day Police Chief: THE VOTER

 

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Adding his salary and benefits together, Ottawa Police Services Chief Eric Stubbs receives a hair short of $1,000 a day 365 days of the year.

How much of that is being earned? That’s 10 times what a lot of ordinary people in this town earn and 20 times what some are earning.

Let’s be super-generous and imagine Stubb’s putting in 24 days. If that were the case, he’d be taking home $50 an hour, But, of course, he isn’t working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year so his hourly rate is a great deal higher. He’s certainly not a member of the working class.


Does the declaration of benefits include that his work clothes are provided for him? Are they still cleaned at our expense? Does he have the use of a company car? How about access to a gym and other facilities?

How does all of this revenue compare to that of other public servants with a similar income and benefit structure such as the RCMP Commissioner or the Chief of the Defense Staff, either of whom has a lot more responsibility than the Ottawa Chief of Police?

The Voter is a respected community activist and long-time Bulldog commenter who prefers to keep her identity private.

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4 Responses

  1. C from Kanata says:

    In my old job we had to estimate costs of employees and contractors. Didn’t work out that different. Note for Ottawa everyone gets electric vehicles now so that’s increased the in house costs. For your average employee making $75 k, the rule of thumb was to budget $200k to include overheads such as pensions, employment taxes such as emploey CPP, EI, and other government imposed costs such as greenhouse gas emissions and employment equity costs. For in-house of say $200 k direct Labour rates, multiply this by 150 to account for these employment costs and add the management costs to manage that person

  2. Andrew says:

    Just a note for those not used to EV’s. These EV’s are not expensive to charge, I have had one for 6 years, and now with the Ultra low overnight rate at 2.8 cents/KWH , it cost me about 38 Cents /100 KM for electricity to charge. And I get to keep the carbon tax rebate!

  3. Merrill Smith says:

    Is it still $1,000 a day during this leap year, or will we need to hold a tag day for him?

  4. The Voter says:

    Merrill,

    Good point! Maybe he’ll take a day off to make up for the unpaid day. Good thing that only happens once a term!

    Ken,

    You made a small editorial change. In the first sentence of the third paragraph, I generously referred to him putting in 20-hour days which makes the rest of the math work. ($50 an hour x 20 hours a day = $1,000 a day.) Even I would never expect the mayor to work 24 hours a day. In the event that he’s averaging a more realistic 10- hour day, we’re giving him $100 an hour.

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