Say you’re giving a speech where people are paying $250 per plate, does that affect your speech? (I’m asking for a New Brunswick friend.)
Say you’re the Premier of New Brunswick and you’re giving the State of the Province address. Would you charge $250? Per plate. To New Brunswick citizens.
Brian Gallant is selling his publicly financed persona to fundraise for a local Chamber of Commerce. Hawking a public property through a special interest group. $250 per plate*, 1,000 plates.
I know New Brunswick Premiers have been doing this for like 44 years, but traditions are not always a citizen’s friend.
Give the speech the dignity it deserves.
Can we get in with a NB medicare card if we promise not to eat the caviar?
*$250 is about 23 hours – say three 8-hour shifts – of work at minimum wage in New Brunswick – not net. Gross.