Who’s living high off the public hog?

No money for teacher raises but there's money for political pay hikes - what's up with that, one reader asks.

To the Editor,

It is all good and well for George Abbott to tell the public how there is no money for pay increases for teachers, as his Liberal government did to health care workers and other public employees facing bargaining.

Unfortunately he neglected to mention that since taking office such salary freezes did not apply to our elected officials.

They have had the good fortune of pay hikes well in excess of any other working BC taxpayer.

Robert Fitzpatrick,

Sicamous, B.C.