N.S. Liberals looking for immediate changes in wake of spending scandal

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Liberal leader says he's looking for immediate changes to spending by politicians as he heads into a meeting today with the other party leaders.
Stephen McNeil says the meeting will involve NDP Premier Darrell Dexter, Karen Casey of the Conservatives and the Speaker of the legislature.
McNeil says changes to the expenses and allowances of members of the legislature should be made now.
The Liberal leader says all the leaders need to work together in a non-partisan way to restore public confidence in provincial politicians.
The recent report of the auditor general cited numerous examples of inappropriate and excessive spending.
Dexter said Monday he wants input from all parties as the government moves to reform expense allowance spending once the legislature reconvenes March 25.

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Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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  • Bruce DeVenne
    March 03, 2010 - 11:30

    The arrogance or perhaps attitude of our elected officials can well be seen in the remarks Art Donahue made on the news. He gave the impression that all was well and the scandal was behind us. Of course he added there are a few who want to see them (MLA's) stood up against a wall (and shot?). Bull what the vast majority of the people want to see is a full investigation by the RCMP, criminal charges laid where possible and justice for the taxpayers. In other words to see their elected officials treated the same way we would be treated. Full credit to the speakers office who is investigating itself, Art Donahue, and Premier Darrell Dexter they are doing a great job with the whitewash brushes and giving a strong impression that all is well, that all is fixed and that fairness and justice have won out. Don't let them bury this issue. Sign the petition at www.governmentripoff.com demanding a full police investigation and use any and all sources like these comment pages to keep the demand alive in the media.

  • Belinda
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

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