Integrity BC says the Premier’s office is is using the taxpayer credit card much more than her predecessor, especially when it comes to airfare.
Executive Director Dermod Travis says overall Clark’s office has almost doubled what it puts on the office plastic compared to former Premier Gordon Campbell.
As for airfare “With Gordon Campbell in 2010/11 his office spent $870 with HarbourAir and $2970 with Helijet. That compares to the spending that was done in the past fiscal year by the Premier $80,350 with HarbourAir and $61,721 with Helijet.”
Travis says for HarbourAir charges alone it is 9135% increase from what former Premier Gordon Campbell spent.
That doesn’t include $33, 400 dollars the Premier’s office spent on flights with Air Canada and Westjet.
But Christy Clark represents West Kelowna and works in Victoria.
“While she represents a riding in the Okanagan she actually lives in Vancouver. She and Mr. Campell have offices from the British Columbia government in Vancouver thet they operate from. I think it is rather difficult to jutify these numbers when they approximate more than 20,000 flights on HarbourAir and Helijet.”