Have your say on how much MLAs are paid

The base salary for MLAs is $109,991, with several possible bonuses depending on their position.


(File photo/CKLB)

NWT residents now have an opportunity to voice their thoughts on how much money MLAs are paid.

The Independent Commission to Review Members Compensation and Benefits, led by former Premier Joe Handley, is asking for feedback on MLA salaries and benefits.

The base salary for a Member of the Legislative Assembly is $109,991. There are bonuses for being premier ($83,656), minister ($57,771), speaker ($47,875), and a range for committee chairs.

Here is a full breakdown of MLA pay and benefits, including expense accounts, housing allowances, and insurance plan among others.

Residents wishing to share their thoughts can contact the commission at info@nwtmlapay.ca, or visit the website.

Residents can also request an in-person meeting in their language by emailing the address above, or calling Corinne Kruse at 867-767-9133 ext. 12005, by April 15. 

Emailed responses not requesting a meeting must be sent in by May 1.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com