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Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sante Quebec |  Salary: $173,000 for Christian Germain

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sante Quebec | Salary: $173,000 for Christian Germain

Businesswoman Christiane Germain will receive annual compensation of $173,000 to chair the board of directors of the new Santé Québec agency.

This salary was granted to him according to a decree issued on the day he announced his appointment to head the Ministry of Health, as confirmed by the Media Relations Team of the Executive Council and the Treasury Board Secretariat, on Thursday.

Since Santé Québec is a Tier 1 government corporation, the annual remuneration of its president would have been $42,400, according to established standards, but was significantly increased in accordance with this decree.

The salary of the other 12 members of the new agency's board of directors is $21,200, which is equivalent to the salary offered to those holding such positions. Added to this amount, when applicable, is an additional annual sum of $5,600 to serve as a member or $8,400 to serve as chair of a committee of the Board of Directors.

When it was created, Santé Québec was classified among Tier 1 government corporations, and in this category we find: the Authority of the Financial Markets, the Caisse des Deposits et Deposit du Québec, Hydro-Québec, Investissement Québec, and Sociétés des alcools du Québec. Quebec Lottery Association.

Note that Christian Germain is not the only board president whose annual remuneration exceeds what is stipulated by Quebec decrees.

Last June, the government awarded $195,000 in compensation to the new chairman of Hydro-Québec's board of directors, Manon Brouillette. This was an increase of approximately $75,000 compared to her predecessor, Jacinth Côté.

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However, Health Minister Christian Dube had to defend himself on Thursday as he made a partisan appointment in the case of Christian Germain, the co-founder and co-president of the hotel company that bears her name and who was also a long-time Caquest. .

“I know Mr.I Germain for 30 years. It is not related to the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ). We named Diane Lamarre, a PQ member and highly accomplished pharmacist. “Partisanship has nothing to do with appointments,” he said in a press conference Thursday morning in the National Assembly.

With Fanny Levesque, Journalism And the Canadian Press