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.
January 25, 2006