MHA pay review hearings kick off
A formal review into the compensation paid to members of Newfoundland and Labrador's legislature launches Monday evening in St. John's.
Judge Jacqueline Brazil is leading the Members' Compensation Review Committee, which is required by provincial law to look at the remuneration paid to representatives in the house of assembly.
The first meeting starts 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in St. John's.
The review will look not just at salaries but also pensions and other benefits paid to MHAs.
The House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act makes it necessary to review politicians' pay once during each general assembly.
Other public meetings have been organized for:
- Happy Valley-Goose Bay at Hotel North Two at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26;
- Corner Brook at the Glynmill Inn at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27;
- Grand Falls-Windsor at Mount Peyton Hotel at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3;
- Clarenville at Clarenville Inn at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4.
Brazil is expected to deliver her report to the Speaker by Dec. 3.