Transition pay for Sohi, silencing street preachers, local food perceptions - Blog
Here's the latest entry in my Edmonton Etcetera series, in which I share some thoughts on a few topical items in one post. Less than I'd write in a full post on each, but more than I'd include in Edmonton Notes. Have feedback? Let me know! Transition pay for Amarjeet Sohi There has been a bit of discussion recently about the transition pay that Amarjeet Sohi collected when he left office. As outlined in Council's Compensation, he collected a little over $46,000 for his 8 years of service (the transition allowance is "three weeks salary for each year served, to a maximum of 36 weeks"). Amarjeet Sohi in March 2015, photo by Paula Kirman Councillor Michael Oshry feels that by collecting the pay, former-Councillor Sohi went against the spirit of the allowance. He told the Journal: "What I have a problem with is having a situation where somebody leaves mid-term, is basically quitting the job. I have a problem with that because it's now their choice to do that." The transition allowance