a post-Liberal salary.
From a Star article's comment thread posted online - about... former Mayoral candidate and Liberal Cabinet Minister George Smitherman's $158,000 consultant job with Ryerson University:
Follow the Path
Glenn wants to be Mayor. George gets fired from cabinet. George decides to run for Mayor. Glenn drops out of Mayor's race to run in George's seat. Glen given nomination and gets elected. George gets thumped. Glen as Minister of Innovation gives George $158,000 for a few weeks work.
- lemoner, (Apr 16th), 12:43 p.m.
A LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND!!!!
Why is someone not looking further into this man's dealings with ORNGE, Ehealth & Green Energy?!? Something really stinks here. How on earth did this guy, with no formal eductation get this far in gov't.? When he finishes screwing up one area, the gov't. hands him something else to mess up - even after he is no longer part of the gov't. The Liberal gov't. has created a monster. Now, deal with it McGuinty or let's have an election so another party can ASAP.
- bor, 12:36 p.m.
Slitherman's gorging from taxpayers is nothing new, and I can't add to what's already been said (kevinbrown summed it up nicely). Interesting though that ridiculous executive compensation is alive and well in our educational institutions - $337k for Adam Kahan a year? Most VP's in the for-profit private sector earn a great deal less than that. How on Earth that can be justified when many students are struggling to make ends meet and will carry their debt for years is beyond me.
- Ray Skunk, 12:31 p.m.
Garde 11 Smitherman advising Ruerson students
I am confused. Mr. Smitherman has Grade 11. Why is he advising Ryerson and students? Also, is "Furious George" Smitherman perhaps advising Ryserson staff, faculty and students on the red flags to identify persons with anger management problems?
- Avoid anger and nastiness, 12:31 p.m.
Explain this over the top salary to all the students who find their tuitions going up. Imagine people actually voted for this twit to be mayor of Toronto. Every penny should be returned equally to the paying students. No wonder students all over this country are critical of their tuitions going up. Hey George, who are you going to advise now? $150,000 is simply put a joke. George return every penny as you cannot advise a weisel on how to get out of a paper bag with one end fully open.
- Life in the North, 12:11 p.m.
University model broken...
...having a failed political letch like Smitherman advising them shows how misguided Universities have become....School institutions, University in particular, have become nothing but centres to shape young minds to conformity, and this is the way of the world......I hope my son comes to me and says he wants to learn a trade, be a plumber or electrician......he'll always have a job, a well paying one, and will be taking a step to breaking this cycle of students running up massive debts to get useless degrees, and look at the world through unrealistic rose-coloured glasses, painted for them by Profs and 'advisers' at Universities that couldn't cut it in a real business world.....
- TedNes, 12:11 p.m.
Education is expensive.
If the vice-president is pulling in such a substantial salary what is the overall cost of Ryerson’s non-teaching executive staff especially if there are other consultants than Smitherman.
- MJT, 10:39 a.m.
The Star said it didn't exist. Rob Ford, is still having trouble derailing it. But there goes furious George, riding the gravy train, next stop mashed potatoes.
- Dean Wormer, 9:21 a.m.
Elitists look after their own
Smitherman needed a new gig after his bid for the mayoralty fell flat and Sheldon was there to catch his fall. $158,000 for vague services that I'm sure are part of other Ryerson employees' job descriptions already. Come on. If George was on the payroll (which he would have been in order to make the sunshine list) why was this job not advertised? What results did Ryerson get for this hefty price tag? What a waste of money that could have been spent on student services. I wonder where and on what taxpayer dime furious George will pop up next.
- jane dough, 9:02 a.m.
A dropout advising a University... shows how little the University values education, only proving it's all about who know as opposed to what you know.
- Christo, 8:57 a.m.
The Sunshine list is really a hit list. It looks like anyone who leaves politics will be pilloried if they take a job that is publicly funded.
- bramblerose1, 8:30 a.m.