Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Debate: With EI reforms should come politician salary reform?

Over the weekend I was witness to a conversation between a few people who've been observing the EI reform controversy. They agreed, that since seasonal work is only at certain times of the year and the sitting of politicians in the House is only at certain times of the year, both should be reformed to save Canadian taxpayers money.

But what about the fact politicians are working when not in the House, asked one. If they are in cabinet, then they should have to prove it, came the response. How? Time cards, detailed expense reports, etc. What about those in the back benches? Unless they can prove they are doing actual work in their constituencies, then they shouldn't be paid at all when not in the House, came the answer.

So, I decided to open up the comments and put it to readers for a debate:

Be it resolved that since EI for seasonal workers who only work certain times of the year is being reformed, shouldn't salaries of politicians be reformed since they only sit in the House certain times of the year?

Have your say people. It is, after all, your House and your money.


  1. What a great idea. I would imagine that there would be much more money saved if we did this, not only on salaries but having to be open and accountable on their expense claims.

  2. I love it! Finally, some accountability and transparency. Lets send all suggestions to our MLA Keith Ashfield.

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