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MLA compensation and expense amounts released Wednesday

Compensation and expense amounts for MLAs were released Wednesday by the provincial government for the period covering April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

In that time period, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett received $101,859 for basic compensation plus a $12,977-executive salary for a total of $114,836.

Cariboo North MLA Minister Coralee Oakes received a basic compensation of $89,859 plus a $32,930-executive salary.

Under expenses, Barnett was reimbursed $47,785.

The breakdown of her expenses included $12,000 for accommodation, $2,665 per diem, in-constituency travel expenses of $10,689, general travel totalling $19,007, per diem for general travel $1,006 and $2,348 for accompanying travel of two persons.

Oakes was reimbursed $60,536 for expenses.

Her expenses included accommodation at $5,847, per diem $3,835, in-constituency travel $6,264, general travel $41,657, per diem $176 and accompanying person travel of $1,244 for three persons.

"This new public disclosure fulfils a decision to expand ,members'  disclosure reports made in 2013 by the all-party Legislative Assembly Management Committee," the government said in a press release. "Each MLA is provided with an annual budget to operate and staff a constituency office, in order to provide information and services to constituents."

Information on constituency office expenses will be  posted quarterly, including the cost of office administration and supplies, special events and protocol, communications and advertising, staff travel, and other expenses.

Additional quarterly information on MLA compensation and expenses is available on the Legislative Assembly website.

 

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