Majority find Premier’s Supplemented Salary Inappropriate

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Majority find Premier’s Supplemented Salary Inappropriate

Almost 7-in-10 disagree with the practice

Toronto, March 3rd – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,061 British Columbia voters, the majority (69%) find the fact that the premier’s salary is supplemented by political donations provided by the Liberal Party inappropriate. Only (17%) consider the practice appropriate, while (14%) respond they don’t know.

Those most likely to consider the supplemented salary inappropriate are female (72%), those who earn $40,000-$60,000 (78%), live on Vancouver Island (73%), and support the NDP (82%).

Those most likely to condone the supplemented salary are male (22%) and support the Liberal Party (36%).

“Ending the so-called salary top-up was a smart political move by Premier Clark, given how many voters find the practice inappropriate. The only question that remains is how much the premier’s reputation was tarnished, given how long the issue was allowed to fester in the media,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.