A candidate for St. John's city council is proposing a wage freeze for the city's elected representatives.

Walter Harding, a candidate for Ward 3 in the fall municipal election, said officials are making enough already.

He said anyone running for mayor, deputy mayor or councillor should state up front if they would freeze salaries at the current level.

According to Harding, many town councils in Newfoundland and Labrador are run on a volunteer basis, and he thinks the salary for a councillor is already more than generous.

Harding said anyone who is against the salary freeze is probably running for the wrong reasons.