Disgraced integrity czar’s $500,000 severance deal includes gag order

by Gloria Galloway, The Globe and Mail, 4 March 2011

According to the departure agreement signed between Christiane Ouimet and the federal government, Ms. Ouimet received as separation allowance of $407,000. That includes 18 months of regular salary plus foregone benefits worth $53,100. Ms. Ouimet was also entitled to “all benefits accruing to retiring appointees.” And she received severance pay equivalent to 28 weeks of her salary – about $120,000 – as well as any unused vacation time. In return, Ms. Ouimet promised to keep confidential all information related to the office of Public Sector Integrity Commissioner and not to disclose details of the departure agreement...