Six-figure bonuses such as the $114,000 received by eHealth Ontario’s CEO Sarah Kramer in March are not uncommon in the consultant business. But when taxpayers are footing the bill, at a time of extreme job loss in Ontario, a political furor continues to unfurl on eHealth.
Interim Progressive Conservative Leader Bob Runciman charged yesterday that the “buck stops” with Health Minister David Caplan and called for Kramer’s firing. Kramer, who was hired Nov. 3, 2008, earns $380,000. She is entitled to 15 months’ compensation if dismissed without cause, according to her contract, obtained through freedom of information by the Progressive Conservative party.