MLA already discloses expenses

In your article on MLA expenses there is a statement that suggests my expenses have just recently been made available to the general public.

Dear Editor:

In your article on MLA expenses there is a statement that suggests my expenses have just recently been made available to the general public. In reality, I have published my travel expenses on my web page (www.bobsimpsonmla.ca/about-bob/bobs-expenses/) since September 2011, more than a year ahead of the decision by the two political parties to allow the publication of their own MLAs’ travel expenses.

This past September I began to publish all of the expenses associated with running my offices in Quesnel and Victoria from the beginning of this fiscal year.

The Legislative Management Committee, made up of representatives of the BC Liberals and BC NDP have yet to decide if and how these other expenses will be published. As is clear from my own disclosure, I believe all of the taxpayer costs associated with being an MLA and all of the taxpayer costs of the political party Caucuses should be publicly disclosed as soon as possible.

Bob Simpson

Independent MLA

Cariboo North

www.bobsimpsonmla.ca

Twitter: @bobsimpsonmla