While we can’t be sure where – or how – the money is being spent in the Legislature after the disturbing revelations of Auditor General John Doyles audit, this link in the Public Accounts for the financial year ended March,2012 will give you an idea of larger sums for staff, and suppliers -both Liberal and NDP.
Unfortunately, what it doesn’t offer is a complete breakdown on salaries under $75,000 , travel under $5,000 or supplier payments under $25,000 – all of which add up to some whopping figures with no explanations.
Clearly, I am in the wrong line of work by the looks of what some senior staffers are making in the Legislature!
However, I did note Dan Arbic,the Legislative Comptroller, was making $107,405 in salary. For those who don’t know, a comptroller is the person in management who supervises the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. While 100 grand isn’t an unrealistic salary for a comptroller, I’m not so sure he really earned any of that money, considering the auditors findings… what exactly has he been doing? Nothing, perhaps?
Another example George Macminn, Legislative clerk who refused Auditor General John Doyle access to all records back in 2007 - and is now retired - still snagged a hefty $252,560 before he left in annual salary. In the same year, he also used $ 21,241 in travel. Seems substantial to me for a legislative clerk… anyone want to guess if he had receipts or not either?
And there is more… much more.
Take a look at the credit card spending for the fiscal year ending 2012….http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/ocg/pa/11_12/Purchasing_Card.pdf and indeed you will find, much more…
What’s that, you ask? What is the spending like in the still unelected premiers office ? What’s Christy Clark and her inner circle been spending our money on?
(A whole lot of shredding, I noticed.)
1-800- shredding $ 728.00
Mobileshred $1155.69 $151.98( And those are only the obvious shredders…)
However, I think you will be able to tell a lot about the real agenda and values of Christy Clark when you read this:
In total,the Office of the Premier’s credit card expenditures in the fiscal year ending March 31st 2012 were… are you ready for this?
Under Christy Clark, the office of the premier has had more than a 100% increase from the dearly departed Campbell, who in 2010/2011… spent a mere $205,139.95 in his last ( not even) year in the premiers office.
Good God!! Is this woman for real?
$475,015.79 ?? Nearly a half a million dollars for the premiers office alone? Shades of Bev Oda!! Wine, dine, travel and more wine, trinkets and baubles and, and… phew.
Is this government even on the same planet as you and I? Take a look at the purchases in this link,http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/ocg/pa/11_12/Purchasing_Card.pdf and the one to Legislative expenses http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/ocg/pa/11_12/Legislative_Assembly.pdf and ask yourself if this government is working with the best interest of the public they serve… or if they are working to serve themselves.
Christy Clark and the rest of the legislature..
Spending your hard earned dollars, one photo opportunity/vacation/dinner/drink/bracelet at a time…
It really is all Families First in Victoria … just not yours or mine.