Gaétan Barrette paid $1.2 million severance: report

Gaétan Barrette paid $1.2 million severance: report

Liberal candidate in the south shore riding of La Pinière Gaétan Barrette was paid $1.2 million after he quit his position as president with Quebec’s Federation of Medical Specialists.

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard is reportedly aware of the golden parachute, according to what Barrette told the Journal de Montréal.

Barrette had been president of the federation since 2006 and quit on March 5th, 2014 to run for the Liberals.

The framework for severance packages at the federation is not public knowledge.

Brossard mayor Paul Leduc publicly endorsed Barrette.

His main opponent in La Pinière is Fatima Houda-Pepin, who left the Liberal party after a controvery over the proposed secularism charter.

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  1. wluis posted on 04/02/2014 06:31 AM
    That's all? Poor guy should have lived in the US.
    People should wake up to the facts of what Medical Doctors make.

    Their is a price to saving lives. You want Doctors that work for free. Go to some poor third world country.
  2. GT posted on 04/02/2014 08:11 AM
    For a Dr. he sure is setting the wrong example of health. Time to get in shape and shed the equivalent in your weight as you ask people to cut their hospital budgets.
  3. Barcham posted on 04/02/2014 09:59 AM
    While I might think the severance is ridiculously high, it is not the fault of the person receiving it but of the system set up to pay it out. He is not a hockey player holding out for a higher contract or something, he resigned and was paid what the regulations stated he should be paid. Just another sign that the entire system needs an immediate re-haul.
    1. wluis posted on 04/03/2014 06:56 AM
      @Barcham Yes, we should have a game where Doctors are the players.
      Like that we could pay them millions, with out anyone being jealous.

      I wonder how much taxes is paid on 1.2 million dollars?
      CLOSE TO 500 000. The government doesn't only rob the small tax payer.
      Think about $500 000 goes to TAXES! Man, if I were rich, I would be crying.

      Anyway, who cares
      about Doctors. It's hockey players that count.
      We have to stop the government from cleaning them out here in Quebec.
      We may loose PK.
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