May 30, 2023

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Québec solidaire wants to amend the bill on salary increases for elected officials

TVA Nouvelles has learned that in a letter to parliamentary leaders, Quebec Solidaire will propose an amendment to the bill on salary increases for elected officials to take office in the next legislature in 2026.

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The party has made it clear that it intends to use all parliamentary means to block the passage of a bill that would significantly raise the salaries of elected members of the National Assembly, saying it is uncomfortable for its constituents.

“We consider it regrettable that the government would take such a step,” said Alexandre Leduc, Member of Parliament for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. “There is no rush to increase the allowance in the coming weeks, especially if the government accepts the increase by recruiting candidates for the next election period.”

CAQ wants legislative text passed this summer to raise elected officials’ pay by at least $30,000. If the bill passes, base compensation will rise from $101,561 to $131,766, with most jobs indexed to the same level thereafter.

“We still want all elected officials to agree with our position: drop Bill 24 and entrust the review of all working conditions for MPs to an independent and binding committee,” said Mr. Leduc explains.

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