“MLA’s are receiving a raise in 2016. If this is necessary then people on social assistance should also get an increase in their support. (What is good for the goose is good for the gander.)”
The PEI Indemnities and Allowances Commission is an independent body that is responsible for an annual review of the remuneration and benefits of MLAs. The 2015 report from the PEI Indemnities and Allowances Commission is available in PDF format here. The following is an excerpt from this 2015 report.
“I. Legislation, Mandate, and Commissioners
The Commission’s authority arises from a 1994 amendment to the Legislative Assembly Act, which established the independent Indemnities and Allowances Commission.
Its purpose is to review annually the remuneration and benefits of MLAs and others, as defined by Section 46 of the Legislative Assembly Act, and to report its decisions and findings to the Speaker by a legislated deadline of December 1.
A copy of Section 46 of the Legislative Assembly Act is included in Appendix A.
The Honourable Francis (Buck) Watts, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, appointed Barbara Stevenson, Q.C., Chair; Ronald Profit, Q.C.; and Sharon O’Halloran, C.P.A, C.G.A., as Commissioners to the Indemnities and Allowances Commission. ”