Editor, The News:
Re: Maple Ridge MP gets message, slashes budget (The News, Oct. 4).
I read the article mentioned that Randy Kamp spent $13,835 on travel for his wife to accompany him to Ottawa.
I think this is a total waste of tax dollars and Mr. Kamp should be ashamed. I don’t care if he is technically allowed to do this. This is a very poor decision. I am embarrassed that he is my MP.
Mr. Kamp knew what the job required when he ran. If he wants his wife to be there in Ottawa, he should show some respect for the taxpayer and pay for her travel himself.
If Mr. Kamp does not see anything wrong with the decision to have the taxpayer pay for his wife to accompany him to Ottawa, I have to question his ability to make important government decisions on his constituents’ behalf.
Mr. Kamp needs to lead by example and respect the taxpayer.