Letters to the Editor

Politicians get too much for too little

I find it quite amusing that Delta Mayor Lois Jackson accuses Jordan Bateman of “taking potshots at politicians to get publicity for the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation while refusing to be transparent about his own pay,” (“Metro may slash meeting fees,” The Leader, Dec. 4).

I can assure Ms. Jackson that Jordon Bateman is not collecting his full salary, and unlike politicians, collecting up to an additional $692 for an “external meeting” running over four hours for being out of the office to attend such an event, plus travel time expense.

Actually, if we could ask for a show of hands, I doubt very few people enjoy such lavish compensation, save politicians and government bureaucrats.

It’s about time this practice be reviewed.

 

James Dartnell, Surrey

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