Thursday, April 28, 2011

The cost of Christy Clark's transition

Over at, Sean Holman has the results of an FOI on severance payments to people fired by Christy Clark as part of the transition process. The tab - which is partial - is more than $2.4 million. Martyn Brown, Gordon Campbell's long-time deputy, left with $416,000. Lesley du Toit, the deputy minister in children and families, with $324,000.
OK, a new boss needs to make changes and getting rid of people without cause is expensive.
But $2.4 million is a lot of money for taxpayers to hand over to political appointees. It would be nice to be more confident that every option to keep them on the job in useful roles had been explored.
Holman's post is here.


DPL said...

Hey, no problem for the Liberals, as its our money not theirs they were spending. I wonder just how much of the 25 million over budget for the fancy new stadium roof, will end up being paid by us.

Anonymous said...

Just an anon tip... the BCLibs (or one of their fans) has this YouTube out there respinning the severance. Seems like something the private sector would do as well.

Anonymous said...

The BC Liberals are not known as the crime family for nothing. Nor, is BC known as, the most corrupt province in Canada, for nothing.

Campbell thieved and sold the BCR. The valuable real estate that went with the BCR, went into private wallets. Campbell also thieved and sold our rivers, that also stuffed private pockets. The eco damage on those rivers, is horrendous. Campbell thieved a $60,000 per year salary hike, for his useless self.

De Jong thieved the money from the tax payers to pay the legal fees for, the two patsies set up, to take the fall for Campbell's corrupt sale of the BCR.

Martyn Brown was the brain dead witness, in the farce of the BCR trial. Beats the hell out of me, why he deserves a payout? Perhaps to keep his mouth shut.

We know Christy Clark won't have a criminal investigation of, Campbell's corrupt sale of the BCR, hits too close to home.

To lie, deceive, cheat to win, corruption, theft, fascism, dictatorship, is what the BC Liberal party has built on for ten long, dreary, years.

Christy has said, the HST is here to stay. Christy Clark is a Campbell clone, in a skirt. She has already dictated to the BC people, as Campbell always did. In BC, the people have had, our Civil Rights and Liberties taken away from us. We just traded one, dictating tyrant for another.