Far be it from me to be critical... BUT..
When politicans are critized for attending an important conference, at which they only had to ask to see a provincial minister to view their concerns, I have a concern.
One local politician flew to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, but paid for that flight out of pocket. Another brought his wife, whose AMO conference registration fee was paid for by taxpayers.
Can you guess who did what?
I would hope not one single politican had to pay anything out of their own pocket to attend AMO.
This is their opportunity to get their issues in front of the various provincial Ministers.
AND they should be doing this at every opportunity.
In fact if they have THE biggest issue in Ontario, say a 2,300 acre, 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine, they should be bringing this issue in front of the OMAFRA, MOE, MNR and MMAH Minister at least once at month, or at the very least at EVERY OGRA/ROMA and AMO conference there is.
AND if they have to bill the taxpayers to take their spouse, kid, mistress, grandma, grandkid and dog, DO IT.
In the words of Larry the Cable guy...GIT R DONE....