NS minister deems continuing salaries to university ex-presidents unacceptable

September 21, 2015

Contracts that pay university presidents hundreds of thousands of dollars after retirement are no longer acceptable in a time of rising student costs, says Nova Scotia Minister of Advanced Education Kelly Regan. In a meeting last Tuesday, Regan delivered this message to the chairpersons of university boards of governors from around NS. She added that her concern was prompted by the contract of former Dalhousie University President Tom Traves. The minister’s views were applauded by Michaela Sam, Chairwoman of the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-NS), who added that any money saved by ending the practice of post-retirement salaries should be earmarked for reducing tuition fees in the province. CBC (Regan) | CBC (CFS-NS) | Hamilton Spectator