OUR VIEW: More MPs? Gee, thanks

Yes, what we really needed to make Canadians feel better in this economy is more federal politicians

News that the Harper government added 30 MPs to the roster in Parliament feels like we’ve been kicked while we’re down.

In an injured economy, the cost of 30 more MPs is unfathomable at a time when vital services such as the coast guard and arts programming have been hacked and slashed to the bone.

According to the CBC, that army of MPs could cost somewhere around $4.7 million in salaries, plus another $14 to $18 million in elections and operating costs.

Thanks, Harper. In these tough times, it’s sure good to know Canadians have more politicians to gripe to about federal cutbacks.