The City of Regina has released its list of employee salaries for 2013. 523 employees were paid $100,000 or more in 2013. That is nine fewer than last year. City salaries and benefits made up $139 million of the 2013 operating budget. This year, the cost of salaries and benefits is expected to jump nearly $6 million.
Speaking of optics…
The other way to postpone replacements is to tell people like me that I’m too young…
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has told orthopedic surgeons at Concordia Hospital for the second consecutive year to rein in the number of hip and knee replacements they’re performing to stay within budget.
Manitoba has had some of the longest waits in the country for such surgeries, although its performance has improved recently.
A source at the hospital — one of two in the city that perform joint replacements — said surgeons have been asked “to cut back and slow down.”
Some scheduled surgeries have been postponed as a result, the source said.
Isn’t that the sum total of the progressive mindset?
“Anti-racism” has for a long time been the most powerful card in the Leftist deck, trumping everything else: free contract, free association, free speech. It has been elevated as the supreme goal of public policy. Local councils aren’t there to deliver services, but to “promote inclusiveness”. Universities aren’t there to teach, but to “mainstream diversity” (diversity, of course, referring to outward appearance, not opinion). Businesses aren’t there to make an honest profit, but to “reflect modern Britain”.
More than 1,400 children were sexually abused during a period of over 16 years by gangs of paedophiles after police and council bosses turned a blind eye for fear of being labelled racist, a damning report has concluded.
Senior officials were responsible for “blatant” failures that saw victims, some as young as 11, being treated with contempt and categorised as being “out of control” or simply ignored when they asked for help.
In some cases, parents who tried to rescue their children from abusers were themselves arrested. Police officers even dismissed the rape of children by saying that sex had been consensual.
Even after islamists cut the head off a journalist and kill a few thousand people in Iraq the American media are afraid to run a story that might tie a domestic islamist to islam…
Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June.
Brown is described as a devout Muslim man who killed as part of what prosecutors allege was a “bloody crusade” against the United States. He sought revenge against America for what he said was the wonton killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tevlin was allegedly Brown’s fourth victim.
Brown’s victims, with the exception of Tevlin, had a similar background: they were young, gay men.
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