André Boisclair is making a $175,000 to work in an government office that does not exist.
Le Soleil newspaper has found that, though Boisclair was appointed by the PQ to work in the COMEX office in Montreal, that environmental review board actually has no office in Montreal.
Boisclair has "almost never" set foot in the organization's Quebec city headquarters, according to the paper. A source says the former PQ leader did not want to work out of the provincial capital, and that creating a Montreal office would have cost extra money.
It is not clear whether Boisclair may be working from home.
Boisclair's salary as the chair of the James Bay environmental review board is nearly double the amount his predecessor, Pierre Mercier, was making $90,000 for the taxpayer-funded position.
At the time, the PQ government said Boisclair is being paid a larger salary because he would be taking up more responsibilities.