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Council Should Not be Involved in Hiring a New Winnipeg CAO

The City of Winnipeg witnessed a significant shake-up as the Chief Administration Officer (CAO), Michael Jack, resigned on Monday. This resignation follows disheartening revelations about the city’s internal mismanagement, sparking a crucial discussion about the need for change within our local government. 

A recent report has unveiled a staggering fact: From 2018 to 2022, 67% of city employees did not undergo a performance evaluation. This neglect represents an inexcusable oversight and a gross waste of taxpayer dollars — likely amounting to millions. The question on everyone’s mind is: How could this have been allowed to happen under the watch of those elected to ensure the city’s efficient and effective management? 

While speaking to CJOB, Mayor Scott Gillingham expressed his inability to provide exact details regarding Jack’s departure, citing he had a contract. The mayor’s vague comments have only fueled speculation. Did Jack receive a payout despite resigning? This would be unheard of in the private sector and taxpayers deserve full transparency. 



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