GREGORY HARTNELL: ‘What does the leader of the Opposition, New Democratic Party Leader Carole James, have to say about these notorious meal-expense claims?’

Re: “NDP joins Chong at table,” editorial, and “Nervous New Democrats back Chong,” July 17.

“Bon appetit!” seems to be the stock answer of many local politicians when it comes to their own “healthy living.”

We now know that at least three New Democratic members of the legislature see no problem with the outrageous $5,921 meal expenses claims for 2009 of B. C. Liberal Healthy Living Minister Ida Chong.

These NDP MLAs would appear to prefer not to have to disclose their meal expenses claims to the scrutiny of the taxpaying public.

This is all wonderfully good news for those who, like me, distrust both parties.

What voters in British Columbia and Victoria Beacon Hill really want to know is this: What does the leader of the Opposition, New Democratic Party Leader Carole James, have to say about these notorious meal-expense claims and the shameful secrecy that keeps this information pertaining to the spending habits of members of the legislature from the public?

Gregory Hartnell

Victoria

CCC BLOG reprint:

Let’s hear Carole James on meal expenses

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Page A13

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Gregory Hartnell

Victoria

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One Response to GREGORY HARTNELL: ‘What does the leader of the Opposition, New Democratic Party Leader Carole James, have to say about these notorious meal-expense claims?’

  1. Julie says:

    As well as officials , abusing their meal expenses. I read, governing officials limo bill, is outrageous. What’s worse, officials feel that is their right, to take advantage of the tax payers money. In BC, Campbell, costs a fortune for travel expenses, his security bill, is the highest in Canada. Seems, BC citizens were ripped off, to pay for Campbell’s Bilderberg trip. BC is rotten to the core, with corruption. And so is the entire country. Why else, would governing officials not want their outrageous expenses, to be made public to the citizens. It’s getting to the point, to where there aren’t enough little guys working, to pay for all of the corruption. In BC, we are now taxed so heavily, we aren’t left enough money, to live on. Campbell and Hansen, went on a taxing frenzy. The provincial budget, combined with the HST, burdens BC people, so most of our money is taken for taxes. There have been numerous requests, for both the Federals and Campbell, to reveal their expenses . They refuse to do so, they must have a lot to hide.

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