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Ryan Thorpe08/17/2018 7:00 PM
Winnipeg taxpayers have been footing the bill for fire and paramedic Chief John Lane to hit the books for the past three years as he pursues a master’s degree.
The city confirmed on Friday it has paid $19,800 of Lane’s post-secondary education costs so far, “in fulfilment of a mutual commitment... in his employment contract.” That works out to $6,600 per year.
(factBox)When added to Lane’s salary, trip expenses and the fine levied after an arbitrator determined he breached respectful workplace policies, the chief cost taxpayers $308,094, plus pension payments, in 2017 — roughly $46,000 more than the top-earning civic employee.
The city declined to make Lane available for an interview. In a written statement, a spokeswoman said the city considers it important to “invest in developing our employees and highly skilled leaders.”
Taxpayers are picking up part of tab for Lane to pursue master's degree
08/17/2018 7:00 PM
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