The MLA Remuneration Review Panel is seeking public input and invites submissions from interested people or groups.
On Dec. 30, the Speaker of the House of Assembly appointed a three person panel composed of retired Auditor General Roy Salmon, Janet Hazelton, president on the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union and lawyer John Merrick, to examine all aspects of MLA salaries, allowances, expenses and retiring allowances.
“The panel members want to hear from all interested persons on these important topics and it is for this reason that the panel invites in-person presentations or written submissions” said Mr. Salmon.
Public meetings will be held in the Red Room at Province House on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Presenters must telephone the Chief Clerk’s office at 902-424-5978 to book their 15 minute time slot.
Written submissions to the panel may be sent by e-mail to MLAallowancesinquiry@gov.ns.ca or by regular mail to MLA Remuneration Review Panel c/o The Chief Clerk’s Office
1st Floor, Province House, P.O. Box 1617, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2Y3.
Written submissions will be accepted until Feb. 14. All submissions will be included in the panel’s written report to the Speaker.