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NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 7:30 am
by Gone_Fishin
MLA’s husband travels to Africa on taxpayers’ dime

North Island MLA Claire Trevena didn't respond to the Mirror's phone calls over taxpayer-funded trip

BRIAN KIERAN Aug. 30, 2012 7:00 a.m.NEWS


North Island NDP MLA Claire Trevena is not responding to a demand that she repay B.C. taxpayers for the expense of taking her husband on an expensive African junket.

In 2010, taxpayers paid upwards of $60,000 dollars to send Trevena, who was joined by hubby Mike, and two other Legislature officers and their spouses to Kenya for the annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Government watchdog Dermod Travis, executive director of Integrity BC, said, “The expenses demonstrate a culture of entitlement.”

He has called on Trevena, Speaker Bill Barisoff and Legislature clerk Craig James to repay their spouses’ share of the trip.

NDP caucus chair Shane Simpson (Vancouver-Hastings) said his party “has no intention” of making Trevena pay back taxpayers. “Her husband was invited.”

Simpson did say that NDP leader Adrian Dix will be reviewing what is “appropriate” on such trips.

Travis’ non-profit organization requested the travel expenses through the Freedom of Information process after receiving a tip about the costs.

When questioned by reporters in the Legislature this week, Trevena said she was “not aware of the cost” of the junket. Asked if the expense was taxpayer money well spent and reasonable she said it is “common practise” to go to conferences like this and “as deputy speaker I was expected to do a number of things.”

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Travis says he’d like to know whether Trevena and her husband travelled business class like James or economy class. Depending on the choice of seats Trevena’s husband’s share of the junket airfare ranges from $3,000 to $7,500.

https://www.campbellrivermirror.com/new ... ayers-dime

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 9:44 am
by Carrs Landing Viking
"not aware of the cost"! There is a reason why she is called clueless Claire.

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 1:46 pm
by blueliner
Carrs Landing Viking wrote:"not aware of the cost"! There is a reason why she is called clueless Claire.

Fits right in with the NDP way of thinking .
Sure hope she gets a cabinet posting :200:

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 1:54 pm
by madmudder
Has Bill Barisoff and Craig James paid back their share?

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 5:04 pm
by baron1963
I think it should state NDP and Liberal culture of entitlement as Liberal MLA Barisoff also attended this conference with his wife. Gone Fishin has to hold both parties accountable if anyone is going to take his viewpoints seriously

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 5:47 pm
by Cactusflower
BC Liberal MLA Linda Reid also took her husband on an African "safari", and had to return the money to BC taxpayers after she was outed on that. However, we're still waiting for her to compensate us for her many other lavish expenditures......( queen-size computer desk, window coverings, fancy goodie trays, etc.)

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 7:04 pm
by mikest2
Cactusflower wrote:BC Liberal MLA Linda Reid also took her husband on an African "safari", and had to return the money to BC taxpayers after she was outed on that. However, we're still waiting for her to compensate us for her many other lavish expenditures......( queen-size computer desk, window coverings, fancy goodie trays, etc.)


Reid returned the money for the safari, but Trevena did not ?

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 7:49 pm
by flamingfingers
Reid returned the money for the safari, but Trevena did not ?


Records show that Trevena's husband was also given an invitation.

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 8:08 pm
by Gone_Fishin
flamingfingers wrote:
Reid returned the money for the safari, but Trevena did not ?


Records show that Trevena's husband was also given an invitation.


Should have been given an invitation to JAIL! NDP! Corrupt! Corrupt! Corrupt! Scandal! Scandal! Scandal!

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
by flamingfingers
^^Nothing you scream about will defeat the BCLiberals

' DECADE OF DIRTY MONEY!

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 9:00 pm
by kelownman
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Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 9:14 pm
by mikest2
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PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 9:25 pm
by Cactusflower
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Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 27th, 2019, 10:48 pm
by Anonymous123
The name of this thread should Legislative Culture of Entitlement.

Re: NDP's culture of entitlement

PostPosted: Jan 28th, 2019, 3:19 am
by OKkayak
"NDP did this and that!"

"So? The Liberals did that and this!"

Ya'll political partisans are a strange bunch. Don't understand the constant deflection to what a previous party or individual did (both sides).