Provincial politicians getting hike in pay

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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.

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.

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  • SPOUTING AGREEMENTS
    December 03, 2013 - 16:20

    Isn't it wonderful how a commission funded by the Government can bypass 16 recommendations against a raise and cite collective agreements as the reason for these clowns to get raises, while Wes is trampling agreements in the dirt at the same time. Kind of feels like a dictatorship to me.