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April 01, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Capable oversight, independent review and continued discussion needed

Grey Bruce Public Health building

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — Your coverage so far of pandemic and recent revelations of compensation for the public health officer are commendable. As a taxpayer and someone with some background in corporate governance, the discussion regarding compensation and leadership of Grey Bruce Health should continue and be met with an independent review.

From my perspective, the topic of compensation evaluation is the responsibility of the Public Health Board. The ire to Dr. Arra is understandable but misplaced. He is merely a symptom of a bigger problem of capable oversight.

Looking at the make-up of experience of the current board, it is not a surprise that this is the current outcome. Greater independence and experience is needed to realize the future of our health unit.

Chris Reid,
Grey County


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