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.