Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saving democracy on the cheap

Part of the fallout from Harper insider Yaroslav Baran's coup at Canadem, which resulted in the contract for those Ukraine election observers being awarded to a new entity, is that the observers on the ground are enjoying a massive pay cut.

Apparently they're not happy about it.

This time around the Canadians will be upholding democracy for approximately half of the daily stipend paid to OSCE election monitors.

That's left a lot of them worried they'll be subsidizing their mission out of their own pockets.

Well, that shouldn't come as a surprise. They are after all constantly referred to as "volunteers".

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