The disadvantages of living in a glass house

Earlier, we reported on former deputy minister Lee Doney's double-dipping - collecting a government pension while working under contract for the premier's office. That practice is by no means a rarity. But it's unlikely New Democrat MLAs will be raising much of a hue and cry about the matter. Last month, brother muckraker Russ Francis wrote Uncle H.A.D. Oliver, British Columbia's conflict of interest comforter/commissioner, ruled MLAs who had been elected to the legislature following an absence could continue collecting their old MLA pension package while being paid for their present work at the Rockpile.

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