Monthly Archives: May 2011

McGuinty defends 8.5-per-cent pay hike for OPP in 2014


It is becoming clear that police officers are very well paid – and policing pays the most if you go for the OPP. The OPP requires that PATI, so you better bet started with your PATI preparation. (You will also need PATI math to keep track of those future wage hikes!) Finally when it comes to understanding the logic of police wage increases, you will need to improve on PATI syllogisms.

The Globe reported that:

“The 6,100 OPP officers received a 5-per-cent wage hike this year in advance of the freeze, and because of a clause in their contract guaranteeing they’ll be the highest paid cops in Ontario, they will get another 8.5 per cent in 2014.

When you are finished with this article, check out the comments.

It’s hard to believe, but there are taxpayers who object to this.

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TORONTO— The Canadian Press

Published Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 8:30PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 9:44AM EDT

An 8.5-per-cent pay hike for the Ontario Provincial Police in 2014 is proof the Liberal government’s wage freeze for one million public sector workers is meaningless, the Opposition has charged.

The Liberals have been having a tough time getting arbitrators to freeze public sector wages for two years because they never passed legislation to enforce it. Continue reading

New police officers ready to take lessons to the streets

The pomp and ceremony of a military parade gave way to the reality of Toronto’s streets.

MARK O’NEILL, QMI AGENCY Toronto Police Chief, Bill Blair congratulates graduate Stephen Irwin, right, as his father Toronto Police Inspector Steve Irwin looks on. Stephen’s grandfather Detective Michael Irwin was killed in the line of duty in 1972.Class 11-01, 160 recruits of Toronto Police College, shuffled their feet on the varnished hardwood floor of the gym for the last time Thursday as they readied themselves to pound the beat.

Service Chaplain Walter Kelly warned they need to be prepared to face people who will “curse you more than they will bless you.” Continue reading

Council takes aim at cops’ paid duty

Don Peat,City Hall Bureau

First posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:47:43 EDT PM paid duty Toronto Police officers on paid duty get $65 an hour to direct traffic around construction sites and movie shoots.

TORONTO – City councillors on the audit committee voted to curb Toronto Police paid duty costs Thursday.

The move follows a similar vote by the budget committee to start changing some of the city’s rules that mandate paid duty in certain situations such as within 30 metres of an intersection with a traffic signal. Continue reading

And the money for police rolls in …

Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee, shown in 2006. - Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee, shown in 2006. | Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

McGuinty blamed for Toronto Police wage hikes


From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 9:26PM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 9:29PM EDT

The head of the Toronto Police Services Board says the McGuinty government is to blame for a tentative accord that awards the city’s police wage hikes exceeding 11 per cent over four years, making them the highest-paid officers in Canada. Continue reading

Policing pays! Guaranteed ticket to the middle class!

New Deal  Makes Toronto Police  Highest Paid In Country!
May 5, 2011

Carola Vyhnak and Kate Allen

“A first-class constable earning $81,249 in 2010 will make $90,623 in 2014 if the agreement is ratified.”

Toronto police officers will become the highest paid in the country with a deal that provides salary increases totalling 11.5 per cent over the next four years.

A tentative agreement reached earlier this week provides a 3.19 per cent increase this year, almost 3 per cent in each of the next two years, and 2 per cent in 2014. An initial pay hike of 2.75 per cent is retroactive to Jan. 1 and will be followed by another 0.44 per cent in October.

Details of the collective agreement were presented to members of the Toronto Police Association Wednesday night. The union, representing almost 5,600 officers and 2,100 civilian members, has recommended acceptance. Continue reading