Interactive: How Much Are BC’s MLAs Costing Taxpayers?


Global News

A visual breakdown of how much BC’s elected representatives were paid and how much they spent on travel and office costs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

The data was sourced from the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and scraped from PDFs using R library Tabulizer. The graphic itself was designed using Figma, and built with Svelte, D3, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The final look and functionality of the graphic evolved following user testing.

My role
  • Data collection
  • Data wrangling
  • Developer
  • Designer

  • Svelte
  • D3
  • R
  • Tabulizer
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Figma

Low Fidelity Wireframe

Please click on the image to enlarge it:

Wireframe for MLA expenses graphic
Wireframe for MLA expenses graphic