MLAs lead by example on pay freeze

Government MLAs lead by example on pay freeze

November 29, 2013 Media inquiries

Premier Alison Redford issued the following statement today on MLAs passing a motion at Members’ Services Committee to freeze MLA pay for the next three years.

“Today, Progressive Conservative MLAs on the Members’ Services Committee passed a motion freezing MLA pay until March 31, 2017. I’m very pleased that this motion was approved by the committee, as it’s vitally important that MLAs lead by example as we continue to live within our means, and challenge every dollar we spend.

“This multi-year pay freeze for MLAs follows similar agreements with doctors and teachers that included three years of pay freezes while ensuring they remain among the highest paid professionals in the country.

“Through the Building Alberta Plan, our government will continue to live within its means, open new markets and build families and communities, as we were elected to do.”