REALITY CHECK: Government Waste

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Liberal claim: The government will find “new savings by doing things differently in all ministries and Crown agencies.”

The facts: The B.C Liberal record includes massive pay raises for the premier and his top advisors. In the pre-election period they spent unprecedented millions of public dollars on self-promoting ads. In June Gordon Campbell increased the size of cabinet to 24 ministers and named six parliamentary secretaries, for a total cost of over $20 million per year.