They might hurt us if they know how much we make

Another feature of Bill C-470  (see previous post) is that it contains compensation disclosure provisions –with a floor of $100,000– that are aimed at improving the accountability and transparency of charities.

The AUCC finds the following problem with this provision:

“The compensation disclosure requirements in Bill C-470 may jeopardize the personal safety of university faculty members participating in international development projects funded by bodies such as CIDA, IDRC or other charities. In some cases, development projects are located in jurisdictions where wages are very low and there is limited ability for local governments to protect foreign workers. The publication of compensation levels for university faculty members working in such jurisdictions could make these individuals targets for kidnapping or robbery, or subject them to other risks to their personal safety.”

Go figure!

Here is the full AUCC presentation.


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