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Education and experience account for higher paid public sector jobs

The Fraser Institute and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business having been ratcheting up the war on public sector workers, portraying hospital workers, teachers and other public sector workers as fat cats who are overpaid compared to their private sector counterparts.

Of course, you won’t find anyone in the public sector who earns the kinds of salaries bank executives have been piling up, most major Canadian bank CEOs skyward of $10 million per year.

Free to be as political as they like (no attacks from the Harper government on the Fraser Institute’s charitable status), they use their media-supported bully pulpit to regularly demonize the public sector.

Now a new report from the Centre for Spatial Economics (C4SE) calls into question the assumptions in these attacks.

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