Expenses

B.C. MLAs Break Word On Expenses, Disrepect Taxpayers

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Last week, the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, chaired by Barisoff and made up of both Liberal and NDP MLAs, agreed to post quarterly expense reports online -- but continue to withhold actual receipts, ensuring the public is kept in the dark on where public money is actually going. For two parties who are at each other's throats on nearly every issue facing this province, it is astounding that the Liberals and NDP continue to walk in lockstep when it comes to hiding these receipts.

Children Can Be Expensive

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

With four kids, money rarely physically stays on my person for more than a minute. It comes directly from the ATM, barely touching down into my wallet, before it goes out to the waiting hands of a retail merchant. I think this is partly because of safety concerns, but also it's also somewhat due to our own gullibility in believing what they really "need."

Canadians Wasting Money On Daily Lunches

CP | Sarah Ratchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new survey suggests more than half of Canadians head to a restaurant for lunch at least once a week — a habit that's costing many Canuck...

Why Can't I Know Where My Taxes Are Going in Victoria?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Business
Jordan Bateman

Why aren't our MLAs comfortable releasing their expense reports? Why not follow the example set by Toronto City Hall where councillors publish every receipt online? Are B.C.'s MPs and MLAs hiding something from the taxpayer? MPs and senators and Ottawa have been violating their own documentation and contracting rules, is the same thing happening here in Victoria?