Public Eye has almost wrapped-up our month-long investigation into provincial New Democrat president Moe Sihota's controversial stipend. We now know the value of that stipend: $75,600. We know who's principally funding it: the Canadian Union of Public Employees British Columbia and the United Steelworkers. And we also know the decision to do so was made by the party's table officers in December 2009 - something opposition caucus members weren't officially told about for ten months, according to Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald. But we still don't know when party leader Carole James found out about the stipend - a question she repeatedly refused to answer during a scrum with reporters earlier this month.
November 29, 2010