Today, Canadian Taxpayers Federation British Columbia communications director Maureen Bader said "the lack of consensus" on the MLA pay-and-pension commission "means the premier should revoke the panel's recommendations right now." So you'd think the provincial New Democrats, who claim they're opposed to the commission's proposals, would be hopping on the same band wagon. But, when Opposition legislators were asked for comment on commission member Sandra Robinson's statement that the panel's recommendations were changed while she was in Europe, they gave none. So why might that be, you may wonder? Well, in an interview with Public Eye, caucus communications director Chris Gainor explained, "The relevant thing for us right now is what the government does in its bill. And we're awaiting the government's bill."
May 10, 2007