The BC Cancer Agency and its Foundation — using charity to fund salaries (St. Paul's Hospital Foundation)

Surfing the internet this past weekend, I found an eight-page report on the salaries and benefits paid to executives working at some of the biggest agencies in the B.C. health care system.

In fine print and near the end of the report, I discovered this juicy nugget: the BC Cancer Foundation’s $75,000 subsidy of the salary paid to Dr. Max Coppes, who resigned last week from his leadership role.

John Jennings, an executive with Korn Ferry, a global headhunting company, is a former chair of the BC Cancer Foundation and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. He was on the cancer foundation board when the recruitment process was taking place in 2012 but he didn’t know about the salary top-up matter.

Pamela Fayerman reports

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