IN MY OPINION
It’s like watching a western where all the actors wear black hats.
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says it would be a good idea if MLA expenses were listed out in the open to help prevent the type of skulduggery we’ve been made aware of lately (Dexter Vows to Tighten Expense Rules, Feb. 9).
Heck, I sure agree with him on that one. How could anybody The CapeBretonPost welcomes letters on matters of public interest for publication over the writer’s name. Letters must state home address and phone number where authorship can be reached for verification. Letters must be no more than 300 words. Publication is at the discretion of the Post and all letters are subject to editing for readability, grammar, taste, propriety and length. To encourage a diversity of contributors and opinions, letters by same writer will not appear more frequently than twice a month. Copyright in letters and other materials submitted to the publisher and accepted for publication remains with the author, but the publisher and its licensees may freely reproduce them in print, electronic or other forms. For e-mailed letters, do not include attachments. Opinions expressed in letters are those of the authors. The Cape Breton Post, its publisher or publishers, and Transcontinental Nova Scotia Media Group Inc. do not necessarily endorse the views expressed therein. argue?
But he then goes on to list the types of things it could prevent, along the lines of $5,000 computers and expensive digital cameras. Well, of course it could. It also could prevent MLAs from purchasing patio furniture, or spending money on a relative’s parking lot sanding businesses or on emergency generators and large flatscreen TVs, for that matter.
There are questionable expenses from all three political parties, not just the premier.
It’s difficult to tell the difference in all of this between the good guys and the bad guys. It’s like watching a western where all the actors wear black hats. We need somebody to show up wearing a big white hat, riding a white horse, so we know whom we can trust and root for. Douglas Woods Sydney