MLA salaries and benefits review.
We, the people of Nova Scotia, deserving open and accountable government, hereby petition the Government of Nova Scotia to restart the process of review of MLA's salaries and expenses with the aim of keeping it open and honest. This precludes the use of any former politicians to set the terms of such a review. The people of Nova Scotia, being the employers of MLA's should be given a say in the end renumeration, and be given the opportunity to vote on the resultant package. In conjunction with this review, the Auditor General should be instructed to do a detailed report on past abuses, with all information passed to our prosecution services for legal action where appropriate. Revenue Canada should be kept informed as to tax implications to members of government and their parties where warranted. Members returning items to govenment must account for initial pricing of materials to ensure falsified reciepts are not involved and the initital purchases were properly and legaly obtained. We petition for this in hopes of creating a more fair and honest government reflecting the needs of all Nova Scotians regardless of income levels or employment status.