Earlier this summer, members of the legislative assembly management committee united in the spirit of bipartisanship to give their respective caucuses an additional $5,000 per MLA - which amounts to $165,000 for the provincial New Democrats. But what will the socialists be doing with that money? Well, there's has been some talk about hiring additional staff - especially in the research department. And there's also talk party leader Carole James could get a dedicated speech writer. But others are contemplating the possibility of a staff pay increase.
September 5, 2006