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Shuswap chief’s salary highest in country

 New ChiefChief Paul Sam’s take-home pay higher than prime minister’s at more than $200,000
By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 31, 2014
OTTAWA — An elderly B.C. First Nations chief and his ex-wife, along with one of their sons and a grandson, received more than $4.1 million in remuneration over the past four years.Shuswap First Nation Chief Paul Sam, 80, gets a tax-free salary that has averaged $264,000 over that period to run a tiny reserve near Invermere, a resort community near the Alberta border.The Shuswap have 267 members, of whom just 87 live on the reserve.His son, Dean Martin, is doing even better, with an average annual salary of $536,000 over the four years, running a band corporation that operates various businesses on and near the reserve.

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