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Alberta to publicize salary, benefits for workers earning over $100,000 a year

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EDMONTON - The Alberta government is bringing in new rules to make public the salaries and other benefits paid to its top wage earners.

Don Scott, associate minister for accountability, says the rules will apply to employees with base salaries above $100,000.

An employee’s contract and termination agreement will also be posted if the rules apply.

The amounts will go on an Alberta government website, and compensation disclosure for 2012 and 2013 will also be posted by the end of next month.

The change came at the request of Alberta Premier Alison Redford after her office recently refused a directive from the privacy commissioner to release details of severance paid to Redford's former chief of staff.

Stephen Carter himself later said he was paid out $130,000 after being let go six months into his contract.

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