Re: Ministry raises ‘won’t cost more,’ June 13.
A little over 2½ weeks post election, Premier Christy Clark’s office handed out pay raises to the tune of 18 per cent.
Her chief of staff goes from $195,148 to a maximum of $230,000 per year; the new deputy chief of staff, Michele Cadario, a maximum of $195,148, up from $144,000.
Fast forward to the seniors who are now going to be charged $25 for the use of wheelchairs in Fraser Health residential care homes (Wheelchair fees slammed, June 11).
Further, let us not forget those individuals whose need for conveyance to needy appointments are not being met, with 37,000 requests unfulfilled last year (HandyDart riders feel left behind, June 13).
As one NDP MLA John Horgan succinctly put it in your article: “It certainly seems to me that the first day cabinet meets, their priority is not the people of British Columbia, it’s their political pals.”
Fran Manary, Surrey