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January 08, 2007


Richard Johnson

Frank Klees deserves every penny of his pay, but unfortunately I can't say that about every politician, but such is life and that is where our vote comes in.

I think we all have to wonder how many corporate executives of publicly traded companies deserve the multi million dollar packages they receive. Some actually might be worth their pay, but lets face it, most can't possibly justify their rewards.

Based on my experience, I personally feel that the likes of Frank Klees deliver the goods commensurate with their pay and then some. If you don't think so, there is always the option of running for office.


Finally we get to hear the counter-argument on the matter of MPP pay hikes. The reality is that the people we vote for tend to be highly qualified by their education and employment experience, if not their actual skill.
The reality is that a 25% pay raise is justified not because they all of a sudden work 25% harder but because they have been negligent in giving themselves smaller regular pay hike over the years. From the public reaction to this raise, we can understand why.

Pam Mac Donald

I appreciate MPP Klees willingness to tackle the "human" issues that affect the people in this area on a day-to-day basis. These issues are often very personal and filled with emotion for the individuals involved. Klees has taken on issues ranging from organ donations, street-racing,autism, depriving out-of-school teens of a driver's licence and most recently justice, particularly the backlog in our Family Courts. Like the 25% pay raise you may not always agree with his stand....but at least he is willing to take one!

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