Victoria: New Democrats said in a statement that while Christy Clark can’t find a single new penny to help kids in BC schools, she’s found plenty of taxpayers’ money to give to her friends.

BC NDP allege the Premier Christy Clark’s friend Athana Mentzelopoulos picked up a $30,000 pay raise last year. That’s on top of the $217,000 she was already making.

Rob Fleming, BC NDP Education critic said, “We’re taking action to stand up to Christy Clark’s insider payoff.”  NDP asked people to sign a petition to roll back the pay hike.

“John Horgan and I have been working hard to support kids, parents and teachers while Christy Clark is happy to leave them facing stress and uncertainty heading into the new school year,” Fleming added.