Sad, but not surprising.
From the National Post:
Sheila Fraser inked $65,000 contract for advising Elections Canada
OTTAWA – Former auditor-general Sheila Fraser could be paid up to $65,000 by Elections Canada for providing advice on electoral reform and co-chairing a panel that has met only twice.
Fraser was last year named as co-chair of a blue-chip advisory panel that is to give advice to Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand on supporting democracy and overhauling the elections system.
This week, she made headlines by emphatically denouncing the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act, saying the legislation would amount to “an attack on our democracy.”
Her remarks were largely congruent with criticism from Mayrand and dozens of other prominent elections experts and academics who have called for major changes to the bill.
But Fraser’s remarks were seen as particularly cutting, given the reputation for independence and thoroughness she earned as federal auditor general.
Contract details suggest that Fraser’s relationship with Elections Canada is a potentially lucrative one. A report posted by Elections Canada shows that her contract, running from Dec. 31 to March 31, was to pay her to a maximum $65,534. Any money she earned on the panel would come on top of a government pension based on her best earning years.
Her co-chair on the panel, former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie, could earn even more, up to the $68,914. Read more