The provincial New Democrats are paying Moe Sihota $75,600 to be president of their party, Public Eye has exclusively learned. The value of his controversial stipend was disclosed during a closed door meeting of the party's governing provincial council this past Sunday. Delegates attending that meeting were also advised Mr. Sihota was paid $63,000 during the first ten months of 2010. The party has repeatedly refused to publicly divulge those and other details about the president's stipend, except to say it's being funded using a "generous, earmarked gift" from the labour movement. Earlier this week, Public Eye reported the lion's share of that gift was given by the Canadian Union of Public Employees British Columbia and the United Steelworkers.
November 26, 2010