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Political appointees to BCs six health authority boards pocketed more than $2.2 million in fees and expenses during their two-year campaign to dismantle the provinces health care system.

According to government documents the 60 board members appointed by the Campbell government were paid $1,063,418 in fees and expenses this fiscal year, and $1,145,103 the year before. The two year total: $2,208,521.

The Campbell Liberals and their health boards have closed hospitals, slashed services and delivered pink slips or pay cuts to thousands of health care workers all in the name of cutting costs, says HEU official Zorica Bosancic. But while patients wait longer and worker morale plummets, governments hand-picked board appointees are being rewarded handsomely for their mismanagement of health care.

For the complete report, see: http://www.heu.org/2004/flow.pdf