P.E.I.’s MLAs will be making a little more money next year after the Indemnities and Allowances Commission decided they should receive a raise.
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Finance Minister Wes Sheridan and Premier Robert Ghiz before the first question period of the fall sitting of the P.E.I. legislature Wednesday.
In a report tabled in the legislature today, the commission determined MLAs should get a 0.75 per cent pay raise starting April 1, 2014.
That will increase the base MLA salary from $67,400 to $67,906.
Premier Robert Ghiz will see his salary increase from $140,600 to $141,655 while cabinet ministers and Opposition Leader Steven Myers will make $115,359.
The commission said it received 16 submissions that recommended against a pay raise, but it based its decision on the consumer price index, collective bargaining agreements and a comparison of MLA salaries to those in other jurisdictions.