Former MPs going for MLA seats

How come they did not tell the truth about them stepping down from federal politics?

Former MPs going for MLA seats

Former NDP MPs are two faced. Why? Nathan Cullen, Fit Donnelly, and Murray Rankin, did not run in the 2019 federal election.

All three of them said it was time to step aside, so that they could spend more time with their families.

At the time of steeping aside, Nathan Cullen received $89,000 in severance pay and age 65 will have a life time pension of $4.1 million payable at $82,000 per year. Also Fit Donnelly received $89,000 in severance pay, and at age 65 will have a lifetime pension of $2.3 million payable at $53,000 per year. Murray Rankin at age 65 will have a lifetime pension of $830,000 payable at $34,000 per year.

Murray Rankin, the former NDP MP for Victoria, was paid $122,797.49 in fees and $19,471.23 in expenses, for a total of $142,268.72 going back to 2019. Nathan Cullen, the former NDP MP for Stikine-Bulkley Valley, was this year paid $101,930 in fees and $2,593.57 in expenses, for a total of $104,523.57

Both Cullen and Rankin, were on contract to the B.C. Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliations to assist in talks at resolving an impasse with hereditary leaders of the Wet’suwet’en people. Despite the efforts of both Cullen and Rankin, as of today the talks still remain unsolved and they are no longer on contract.

The amounts paid were your taxpayer dollars approved by the John Horgan NDP government.

Now all three of them are running as candidates in the October, 2020 B.C. provincial election. This proves that they are all two faced. How come they did not tell the truth about them stepping down from federal politics? If they were honest, they could have said the reason we are stepping aside from federal politics is that we are going to run in the next B.C. provincial election. They are all running in the B.C. election because if elected, they will all be paid an MLA taxpayer funded salary of $111,024.19 per year and if the B.C. NDP wins government all three of them could collect another $55,512.10 if appointed to a cabinet post.

In summary, all three of them have done nothing for their political ridings, mainly because they sat as opposition MPs and are running only for another taxpayer funded paycheque. Their report card is rated an E, and yet taxpayers still vote for them at election time.

Taxpayers need to have their heads examined. Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk



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