August 29, 2016

Premier Clark under fire for photography expenses at Paris conference

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna isn’t the only politician in trouble for billing taxpayers for a professional photographer to document their Paris meeting to save the planet. Premier Clark is under fire for photography expenses at the conference too.

The total bill for BC taxpayers will be coming in at $5,413, which is close to the $6,600 McKenna billed the taxpayer on the same trip.

Why couldn’t they just team up and use the same photographer? Surely Clark has enough federal Liberal staffers working in the premiers’ office that they could work this out.

It turns out the Premier already has two full time photographers and the fun ends when you see what this has been costing the BC taxpayer.

Watch as I do the math and ask if the creativity these politicians show in promoting themselves could instead be used to come up with less costly ways to keep taxpayers informed.

After 15 years in power perhaps the BC Liberals feel they can get away with things like this especially since the NDP can’t seem to break their hold on power, despite a pretty scandalous and sometimes downright corrupt BC Liberal government.

Will things change after our next election in 2017? I’m not sure but I’ll be doing whatever I can to hold the Premier and the BC Liberals to account.

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commented 2016-08-30 11:35:39 -0400
McKenna’s cost was in Euro’s, no? More like 10K
commented 2016-08-30 09:41:30 -0400
Maybe the cost was so high because they needed a special wide angle lens to get her whole fat ass in the picture. I have said many times she is not your savior BC. Her blatant shake down of Alberta during early negotiations for the Northern Gateway pipeline helped delay things long enough to allow all the other nay sayers to latch on and bastardise the whole thing. FOOLS. Instead of a pipeline flowing safely and bringing prosperity to ALL of Canada, we now may never see it built in our lifetimes. In the mean time, BC is losing the race to export LNG as was recently indicated on Rebel. Now we have ultra pig Coderre proving that an atom bomb might be the only answer for blood sucking elitist Quebec, the rapers of the west ever since the pompous Trudope senior had his terms of dictatorship. As DIETER has stated, BC is in an ugly position, the alternative of an NDP government would surely be worse, isn’t that a nice thought! I hope your conservatives can come out of the woodwork and gain a good foot hold, although the toxic soup which encompasses the lower mainland and greenie islands make things tough. The real sadness about where we are now is the road most of our leaders are taking us down. Are we that stupid that we will let what our ancestors fought for and gave us to just evaporate into thin air. The globalist initiative must be halted. It would work better in about the 23d century, like Star Trek so aptly pointed out.

Dump JT and the scourge
commented 2016-08-30 07:51:14 -0400
That’s how Hilary is pitching it,that all politician are corrupt.That’s why Trump should win even Hilary says he’s a business man.
When are we going to see the total cost for all the pigs at the trough?And just maybe ask just what contribution any of them had being there in the first place.
commented 2016-08-30 03:38:23 -0400
One thing I disagree on is the difference between a DSLR and the image quality of a cell phone. Seriously. But the photos that our oh-so “wonderful” Environment Minister paid for with out money were really crap, and that is regardless of the quality of the equipment. Those were of cell phone amateur ability – if not worse. And wasn’t it 6000 euros, not dollars? That would be about CDN$10,100.

It would have been cheaper to bring a Canadian staff photog along, pay his hotel room and meals, and come out at least $2500 to $5,000 better off.

About Clarke’s personal staff photographer: when will see her boudoir shots?
commented 2016-08-30 00:14:32 -0400
Of course the only option to Clark is the NDP.

Sounds like job security no matter what she does.
commented 2016-08-29 23:34:35 -0400
Never mind sharing the same photographer, what is the reason for these professional photos anyways? I don’t need to see more photos of the liberal politicians who are now ruling most of Canada. They could accomplish the same thing by doing a selfie or an aide using a cellphone, but it all boils down again to entitlement, oh they’re so important a mere phone image just would not do with this narcissistic bunch of spenders. Shame on them again for being so disrespectful of the public purse. I guess BC Doesn’t seem to give a hoot either because she keeps being reelected, the fools.
commented 2016-08-29 22:45:57 -0400
She’s among the most corrupt, unscrupulous & dishonest politician in Canada.
Remember BC Rail scandal & numerous others.
commented 2016-08-29 22:10:11 -0400
Trust me the dippers are much more worse then the liberals in bc , but yeah she needs to be held to account
commented 2016-08-29 19:57:58 -0400
Get a pike and stoke a pyre, we have a witch to burn =P
commented 2016-08-29 19:54:36 -0400
Penson…you idiot she is a Liberal lefty. Just not off the charts left like the morons in Alberta’s NDP party.
commented 2016-08-29 19:47:54 -0400
No standards, no morals, and no conscience, ndpees and entitled liberals are all the same, just a bunch of thieving, lying sub-human parasites. But 70% of stupid Canadians are totally ok with these destroying regressive politicians and bureaucrats and union civil servants. We are going downhill fast and we are living in scary times. We are in deep doo-doo, we have the worst governments in Alberta, ontariowe and ottawack. GOD HELP US.
commented 2016-08-29 19:00:45 -0400
Oh well! So much for the right here in BC!
commented 2016-08-29 18:54:06 -0400
Hey politicians , your phones have a camera on them. Use those for pictures like the rest of us.
commented 2016-08-29 18:43:20 -0400
Lieberals doing what they do best. Spending tax dollars on themselves!