[d@DCC] Good news, bad news
ag737 at freenet.carleton.ca
Wed Apr 28 16:43:31 EDT 2004
>Does anyone have an estimate for how many FTE employees (with respect to
>the first proposed tariff) and FTE students (with respect to the second)
>we are talking about? Wallace is exactly right when he calls this a
>"cash grab." I'm wondering exactly how much they are trying to grab.
A rough ball-park figure for one province alone (Newfoundland and
Labrador) gave me about $1.5-million/annum. That's based on about K$300
collected in respect of provincial employees, and about $1.2-million for
grade-school students. This is in a province which, admittedly, has a
disproportionately large civil service, but also a disproportionately
small number of school kids.
The civil service figure could easily be larger than my ballpark figure,
depending on the status of things such as health and school boards. The
definition of "Government Offices" in the PTGT is almost a recipe for
dispute, if not outright litigation.
Thanks for the clarification on the other points!
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