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Section 53 of the Legislative Assembly Act establishes the Indemnities and Allowances Commission which has the authority to set members' salaries. As of April 1, 2020, a Member of the Legislative Assembly is paid a basic salary of $74,394. In addition to the annual salary, the following amounts are paid to members who have positions of extra responsibility in the House:
|Leader of the Opposition||$51,986|
|Leader of a Third Party||$25,993|
|Government House Leader||$14,081|
|Opposition House Leader||$7,009|
|Third Party House Leader||$4,626|
Third Party Whip
|Per-diem for attendance at a committee meeting***||Chair: $161/diem
**As per the Executive Council Act.
***Permanent members or properly-authorized substitute members of Legislative assembly committees and Executive Council committees shall receive a per diem based on the Category B honoraria established by Treasury Board for attending meetings outside of regular sitting days of the Legislative Assembly. As of April 1, 2020, the amounts are $161/diem for committee chairs and $109/diem for committee meetings. The following positions are excluded from this compensation: Premier, Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, and Leader of a Third Party. No member shall receive more than $4,500 annually.
A member may not at any time hold more than one of the following positions: Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, Government House Leader, Government Whip, Opposition House Leader, or Opposition Whip.
Members are paid biweekly in arrears. Pay begins on the polling day they were elected and continues until the day before the polling day of the next general election, unless they cease to be a member before the next general election.
- house leader: a caucus member responsible for managing that caucus's business in the House
- whip: a member responsible for keeping his or her fellow caucus members informed of House business and ensuring their attendance, especially for votes in the House