#41 INTERVIEW – Alberta MLA Drew Barnes

Episode 45 December 17, 2020 00:25:52
#41 INTERVIEW – Alberta MLA Drew Barnes
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#41 INTERVIEW – Alberta MLA Drew Barnes
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Show Notes

Alberta MLA Drew Barnes is calling on “all Alberta politicians, including Alberta’s 34 members of Parliament, to take an immediate 20 per cent pay reduction.”

Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano interviewed Barnes.

You can sign the PETITION calling on politicians to take pay cuts here: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/top-bureaucrats-need-to-take-a-20-per-cent-pay-cut

Read the Op-Eds: https://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-more-ucp-mlas-need-to-speak-out-against-a-pst

https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/amidst-another-lockdown-albertas-politicians-need-to-take-a-pay-cut

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