Last week, former BC Nurses Union president Ivory Warner criticized the composition of the controversial independent MLA pay-and-pension commission - which included a lawyer, a former judge and a business professor. But Ms. Warner isn't the only member of the 1997 citizens panel on MLA compensation who believes the commission should have been more populist. In an interview with Public Eye, former BC Coalition of People with Disabilities president Margo Massie said, "What really struck me this time was those three folks really weren't representative of average British Columbians. And the citizens panel I was on was really quite fair. But these folks (on the commission) don't really seem to be in touch with who the average British Columbians is and how much they make."
May 14, 2007