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Directors on Metro Vancouver boards are defending their unanimous decision made Friday to maintain existing pay rates, instead of lowering them, for attending conferences and conventions.
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie says dropping the current pay of $346 per meeting to $100 wouldn't be in line with other boards.
"I'm not aware of any that get a lower rate than the Metro Vancouver directors."
Brodie says Translink and BC Ferries directors are paid around $1,200 for similar meetings.
He adds Metro Vancouver directors aren't in it for the money – they just want fair pay for their time.