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Video: Speaker Linda Reid questioned about B.C. taxpayer funded trip for husband to South Africa

March 26, 2014

Speaker Linda Reid is questioned by columnist Vaughn Palmer at B.C. legislature on March 25 taxpayer funded trip for husband to South Africa. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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B.C. Speaker repays expenses claimed for husband’s South Africa trip

March 26, 2014

Taxpayers reimbursed $ 5,500 after being billed for flying Linda Reid’s husband to Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference globeandmail – British Columbia

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MLAs confront Speaker over spending

March 12, 2014

VICTORIA — Speaker of the Legislature Linda Reid grounded her campaign manager’s taxpayer-paid travel tab and scrapped a free snack bar for politicians as MLAs on all sides gently chastised her Tuesday for not keeping them in the loop on her recent spending. “I certainly apologize, and I recognize the concerns which have been raised [...]

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Speaker Linda Reid defends legislature spending

March 6, 2014

Speaker of the Legislature Linda Reid defended her spending on Wednesday, saying that $ 48,000 for a customized computer terminal helps her communicate with three B.C. Liberal MLAs in wheelchairs. In her first statement about her spending controversy, Reid said the touch-screen “speaker’s console”, with ornate wood panelling, allows MLAs in wheelchairs to electronically “illuminate [...]

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Liberals, NDP back Speaker in B.C. legislature renovations

March 5, 2014

Opposition House Leader John Horgan said Speaker Linda Reid knows she needs to account for the $ 131,000 spent on renovations globeandmail – British Columbia

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