Open letter to John Thompson, News reporter:
Yes this is a “Dear John” letter… John Thompson that is. Well John, you seem awfully preoccupied in finding out exactly what the pay of deputy ministers is in Yukon government.
For some unknown reason you have had to write five articles to date on this topic, all of which have included your own confirmation that you are aware of the pay range that deputy ministers in the Yukon government are paid.
Well John, most of us, if not all of us, know who the deputy ministers are Ã‰ they are very hard working, highly experienced and qualified, have significant personnel, financial and political responsibilities and therefore deserve every cent they are paid.
Furthermore all of the other executives you have demanded be forthright with their pay levels deserve the level of compensation they receive.
Their wages, comparable to the private sector, are not excessive for the responsibilities they hold and, in many cases, would be potentially less.
So, John, please no more articles on this topic please Ã‰ if you have run out of stuff to write about I am sure the readers can suggest some for you.