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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I. MLAs will see a bump of their salaries this yr and subsequent.
The Indemnities and Allowances Fee, the impartial fee tasked with figuring out pay and advantages for MLA salaries, raised the $78,542 base wage of provincial MLAs by two per cent efficient Sept. 1.
A second pay bump will occur April 1, 2024, elevating MLA salaries by 2.5 per cent to $82,115.
The report cited inflation as the principle motive for the pay hike.
Moreover, the fee elevated the wage for the opposition and third occasion leaders to equal the wage of the federal government home chief, which is $93,342.
That is up from $85,942 for the opposition chief and a rise from $83,426 for the third occasion chief.
The salaries for presidency, opposition, and third occasion whips can also be set at 95 per cent of the home chief’s wage, which means politicians in these roles will make $88,675, up from $82,854.
As of April 1, P.E.I. MLAs have been the bottom paid within the nation, with New Brunswick legislators receiving the second-lowest wage at $86,700.
The best wage was in Alberta, with MLAs making $120,936.
P.E.I. MLA’s acquired a 2.75 per cent pay enhance in January and likewise obtained a 2.75 per cent pay hike in 2022.
The most recent pay hikes will convey P.E.I. MLA salaries to 80 per cent of the present Canadian common for legislators and 91 per cent of the present Atlantic Canadian common.