Councillors should reduce their wages
Editor: Getting a raise in pay is certainly something we all want. I find it interesting that the Township of Langley leaders are requesting such a raise.
A few years ago, buying a shirt and tie could cost $70 for the shirt and maybe $65 for a silk tie. But times have changed.
That very same shirt today can be purchased for around $20 and the tie, around $15. The reason they are cheaper is because they are made in places that can make them cheaper, and do.
There is no one in North America that needs to be paid more money than they received before, because the cost of these items are cheaper than they used to be.
My thinking is that council members do not need a raise in pay. In fact, they should accept a reduction. They don’t need it. The prices for everything have dropped because everything is made available more cheaply, because they are not made in North America. Check the labels on your shirt, blouse or tie. Are they made in North America? I doubt it.
We are all in transition here in Canada and indeed, North America. I respectfully ask that that members of council join us and accept no pay raise and ask for a reduction in pay — if they understand the point I’m making.