This press release was posted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Jordan Bateman.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (26-Nov-2012): The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on five regional mayors and councillors to pay back more than $2,000 in meeting fees they collected for taking part in Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Challenge conference on September 14.
According to documents obtained by the CTF through a Freedom of Information request, the five regional politicians were paid a total of $2,076 in meeting fees for the conference, despite the fact that 20 non-elected speakers – including the keynote – volunteered their time and waived their usual honorariums for the conference.
- Five Metro politicians collected $2,076 in meeting fees while non-elected speakers volunteered their time
- Brodie, Corrigan, Jackson, Hunt and Reimer should pay the money back
Read the full press release: http://taxpayer.com/british-columbia/bc-zero-waste-not-when-it-comes-metro-vancouver-politicians
MetroVanWatch’s recommended action: Write Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore asking for more fiscal care of taxpayers’ money, and write to the politicians named asking them to refund what they received.