This scandal in the B.C. Legislature is terrible no doubt, Premier Horgan, but do you not think that if you are bringing in a forensic auditor to check and balance the expenses of the Speaker, the clerk, and the sergeant-at-arms, why not go a little further and audit all MLA expenses?
I am sure if you did that, we would find really exuberant - and make me want to throw up, in the words of the speaker - rampant, unnecessary spending. I believe that one would have a really tough time finding anyone in the legislature that would come out unscathed. I, for one, do not believe that only the hired-on folks, rather than the elected ones, get to the trough. But, alas, I know deep down that a complete governmental audit will never take place, nor become public.
Once again, we wonder why people cannot get out to vote or are just disinclined to.
Maybe the what's-right fairy will come down and tap politicians of all stripes upon the heads and all will be good and government will maybe be once again of the people and for the people, rather than for the egotists and chosen few.