Friday, June 19, 2015

Transit-tax plebiscite - the face of waste

"Now that the transit-tax plebiscite is over and the votes are being counted, it’s still shocking to realize how much of the public’s money was spent on the exercise. Well, spent on the Yes campaign, that is. The No side spent a measly $39,687.

But the Yes campaign spent an astonishing $5,814,851 — of public money — trying to convince voters to support the proposed half-point increase in the provincial sales tax within Metro Vancouver. Those plebiscite results are expected by the end of the month.

Jarvis earned a total of $483,625 in 2014, $15,610 more than his 2013 take home pay.