Boisclair paid to work in office that does not exist

André Boisclair

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.

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  1. LMAO posted on 03/26/2014 09:03 AM
    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.

    It is not clear whether Boisclair may be working for home.

    Clearly even if he is working from home that is not a government office either so he should not be paid for that.
  2. jonico posted on 03/26/2014 09:05 AM
    WHERE's WALDO????? Another example of PQ management.
  3. wluis posted on 03/26/2014 11:08 AM
    You have to pay a person, to keep their mouth shut.:)
  4. rich posted on 03/26/2014 12:12 PM
    can the taxpayers find out if in fact Boisclair was in Quebec, perhaps he was in Florida, mexico, someone in the sun, thus NOT WORKING...
  5. Steve posted on 03/26/2014 12:33 PM
    Nice "job" if you can get it.
  6. ric posted on 03/26/2014 01:35 PM
    Answer the damn question, marois. These damned separatists always protect their own. Imagine $175,000.00 to play with himself. Either he should pay back his salary or the pq refund the taxpayers from their coffers.
  7. Jim posted on 03/26/2014 06:29 PM
    It makes me wonder why Boisclair is so indispensable that they have felt the need to provide him with one well off position after another without being held accountable at all. Does he know anything that could be damaging to the party that provides him with leverage? Considering the fact that his position sounds rather superfluous and costs as much as $175 000 per year to keep him, how could Quebecers benefit otherwise from an extra $175 000 per year. How about one of the family doctors that Marois is promising for each of us by 2016? How many patients could benefit from that doctor in a single year? How about the amount of food that $175 000 could provide the poor? If not to benefit Quebecers directly, could the money be used to build a school, purchase needed water and food, for people still suffering in Haiti, which we are supposed to be assisting at this time? Let see the PQ justify this one if we actually look at the amount they are paying Boisclair in terms of actual services lost by mis-spent spending on the part of a party claiming to know how to develop our economy. It would be interesting for the media to dig deeper to find out if Boisclair is even managing to fulfill the "limited" duties that were performed by his predecessor Mercier, not just whether he has an office or not.
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