MP pay hike during crisis is shameful
On April 1, 2020, the Members of Parliament and the Senators will be receiving an annual pay raise of 1.7 per cent, to give MPs $181,900/year, Senators $ 156,500, and the Prime Minister $363,900.
The federal deficit for the year ending March 31, 2020 is projected to be some $26 billion, excluding the emergency budgeting of $82 billion for the current crisis. Their provincial counterparts have either had a freeze for several years, or have taken a decrease. But, too many of our uninformed, underproductive MPs just can't keep their grubby hands out of the public purse, even at a time of a national devastating crisis. They are a shameful and embarrassing lot.