Carbonear Coun­cil re­sponds to spending al­le­ga­tions

The Compass - - REVIEW 2009 -

( 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.

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