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Senators 'grossly overpaid,' have 'impossible job security,' says compensation expert

Some Senate staffers say Senators need the flexibility to offer their staff more competitive salaries. 'The Senators need to have that freedom: if they have staff that they need to be working 60-hour weeks, then they need to have the freedom to compensate

With no basis to assess their performances, Canada's Senators are grossly overpaid at $125,000 a year and all Senate staffers' salaries are too high, says one Canadian compensation expert.

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Senators 'grossly overpaid,' have 'impossible job security,' says compensation expert

Some Senate staffers say Senators need the flexibility to offer their staff more competitive salaries. 'The Senators need to have that freedom: if they have staff that they need to be working 60-hour weeks, then they need to have the freedom to compensate

With no basis to assess their performances, Canada's Senators are grossly overpaid at $125,000 a year and all Senate staffers' salaries are too high, says one Canadian compensation expert.

  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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