MLA expenses the talk of the town
Everywhere you go, people are talking about the expenses of Nova Scotia’s MLA. The public has never been more frustrated.
Some are comparing this to the scandal in the Newfoundland House of Assembly and to what is going on in England. In both of these places, criminal charges have been laid.
We should not stop talking about this. We should not let it go. Our premier cannot push this issue hard enough because even he has some questionable expenses.
If MLAs broke the law, knowingly or unknowingly, this must be exposed. Now more than ever we need the news media to keep this story going. File under freedom of information if necessary; keep up the scrutiny.
Groups such those working to overcome family violence or for child welfare or community services could have benefited from this money.
Imagine how many computers we could have bought with the money that has been squandered on P3 schools with old technology.
Every MLA should come clean with constituents. Perhaps every MLA should have a town hall meeting to tell to all constituents what is happening in their riding. This would be the right thing to do. Paul Carrigan Port Caledonia