Not surprisingly, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation vowed earlier this week "to fight recommendations presented to the legislature by a politician-appointed panel on MLA compensation that would put B.C. politicians in the top 3% of income earners and reinstate gold-plated pensions" - recommendations that are now being supported by the provincial Liberals. That fight will likely be a constituency-based campaign. But who's going to join the federation on the frontlines? Well, politics does make for strange bedfellows. But some public sector unions might be bit uncomfortable standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the federation. After all, the taxpayer lobby group recently initiated class action lawsuits against the British Columbia Teachers Federation and the Health Employees Union.
May 3, 2007