Earlier today, Public Eye exclusively reported Sandra Robinson, a member of the independent commission to review MLA compensation, disagreed with the "type and the actual size" of the pension plan recommended by the panel. And she further stated changes to the panel's recommendations were made while she was out of country. Prof. Robinson, who teaches at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business, tried to retract those statements, which were made during an on-the-record, taped interview. And it seems she's doesn't want to discuss the issue on air either. This morning, Prof. Robinson was scheduled to be a guest on The Bill Good Show, as part of a segment on national mental health week. The following is a transcript of that abbreviated interview on CKNW.
Mr. Good It's mental health week in Canada. And we are going to talk about work/life/balance in this segment. But, speaking of work/life/balance and stress, Sandra Robinson is a professor in the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She's also one of the panelists who recommended a controversial pay and benefits package for BC MLAs. And I raise this, because, Ms. Robinson, 24 hours is reporting today you are unhappy with the final version. So I feel I must ask you, was the report changed after you signed-off on it? Sandra Robinson?
Prof. Robinson (audible click)
Mr. Good Are you there? Apparently, not. We do know that she didn't want to comment on it. But I felt I had to ask the question.