NDP says one pay hike still needs to go

The NDP is calling on Premier Christy Clark to completely roll back a hefty pay raise for her deputy chief of staff, Michelle Cadario.

Finance Critic Mike Farnworth doesn’t buy Clark’s argument that Cadario is now doing the job of two former employees.

“I don’t think it’s two jobs, it’s one job, deputy chief of staff…and I think that they’re already extremely well compensated and at a time when the government is charging people 25 dollars on wheelchairs or saying that every penny needs to be watched, I don’t think people think it’s right to be giving these kind of pay increases.”

While Clark cancelled pay hikes for other political staff, she only reduced the raise for Cadario’s position from 50 thousand to 30 thousand dollars.