Carbonear Council responds to spending allegations
( 30/ 06/ 09)
A Carbonear man claims documents obtained from the town show council poured almost $ 15,000 of taxpayers' money - between 2006 and 2008 - into parties and other perks for staff.
Ross Ryder forwarded the information to Dianne Whalen, asking the Minister of Municipal Affairs to launch "an in-depth investigation into the spending activities of the taxpayers' monies."
Whalen responded by saying that, " It's easy sometimes to be on the outside looking in and complaining. It's very easy to criticize, but it's not easy finding solutions." She suggested people who take issue with the way their communities are run can always put their name forward for election and run on the changes they would like to see.