MLAs’ pay and public begrudgery – time for a retraction?

In the wake of Glace Bay MLA Dave Wilson’s surprise resignation while under forensic audit of his expense claims, a young Contrarian friend asks if I’m ready to retract my post all but dismissing the expense brouhaha.

Answer: I’m getting there.

We don’t yet know the story behind Wilson’s abrupt departure, and I don’t wish to imply otherwise. But even before that news broke Friday, the premier’s ham-fisted attempts to resolve criticism surrounding his expensing of Barristers’ Society dues had me rethinking the issue.

Contrarian’s alter-ego is currently submerged in a writing assignment, so I will merely flag the topic for later elaboration.