Sunday, January 08, 2006

If they want to commute, then they should pay for it!

Canadian taxpayers shelled out $53,000 over two years to ferry a hand-picked government appointee between his job in Ottawa and his home in Montreal.

Edward Keyserlingk, the public service integrity officer, is paid between $675-$800 a day for the position that keeps him occupied an average of three days a week. That means he likely earns more than $100,000 for the part-time post when summer and Christmas holidays are worked in. Keyserlingk files weekly expenses for travel, hotel and meals for travelling to work in Ottawa, totalling more than $23,000 last year and nearly $30,000 the year before.

This is exactly what the problem with the Liberal culture of entitlement - this practice that individuals take on employment with the government and don't want to live where they work. They expect taxpayers to pay the bill for their transportation and accomodations and the Liberals let them get away with it.

If they want to commute, then they should pay for it. Afterall, he is making $100,000 a year!


Blogger Kathryn Beach said... you have Mr. Martin's email address? I would like to apply for the position of Mr. Keyserlingk's chauffeur. I know, I know, I live in Nova Scotia...but...Paul...I think we can make this work (wink, wink)...

12:08 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

That's ridiculous!

2:14 PM  

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