Local MLA’s expenses in line with other MLAs in Kootenay region

Second quarter MLA compensation and expense reports have been posted online.

Second quarter MLA compensation and expense reports have been posted online as part of the Legislative Assembly’s implementation of expanded quarterly disclosure on compensation and expenses for individual MLAs, including Cabinet ministers. Local Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald’s expenses are more or less in line with those of other Kootenay region MLAs.

The report discloses MLA salaries, travel expenses and constituency office expenses for each MLA from the beginning of April 2014 through to the end of June 2014.

Of the four Kootenay region MLAs, three — Macdonald, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy — are NDP opposition MLAs and each made the basic MLA salary of $25,395 for the quarter, while Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett is a Liberal cabinet minister and correspondingly made a higher minister’s salary, which totalled $35,553.

Mungall had the lowest travel expenses of any Kootenay region MLA, with $9,715 for the quarter; Macdonald’s travel expenses came to $11,689; Conroy had travel expenses of $13,245; while Bennett’s travel expenses totalled $19,424.

Mr. Macdonald’s travel expenses were broken down into a capital city accommodation allowance of $3,000, a capital city per diem of $1,339, a coastal/remote in-constituency allowance of $2,895, general travel costs of $3,327, general travel costs per diem of $195, and an accompanying person allowance (for one trip) of $933.

Mr. Bennett had the lowest constituency office expenses of any Kootenay region, with $26,811 for the quarter; Ms. Conroy had constituency office expenses of $28,210; Mr. Macondald had constituency office expenses of $29,540; while Ms. Mungall had constituency office expenses of $35,553.

Mr. Madonald’s constituency office expense were broken down into office administration cost of $26,484, communication and advertising costs of $1,326, office supply costs of $133, and other office expenses of $1,598.

The full reports are available in the new Accountability section on the Legislative Assembly website which consolidates disclosure reports and governance resources relating to Assembly accountability initiatives. Visit leg.bc.ca/accountability/index.htm.

 

Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read