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Members' Compensation Review Committee (MCRC)

Report


Mandate

The Members' Compensation Review Committee's mandate is to inquire into and prepare a report respecting the salaries, allowances, severance payments and pensions to be paid to Members of the House of Assembly. The report must be delivered to the Speaker of the House of Assembly no later than November 4, 2016.

The recommendations of the report will be brought to the House of Assembly Management Commission for review. The commission will have the power to modify the recommendations, but only in a manner that does not exceed the maximum amounts recommended by the committee.

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Speaker of the House of Assembly, announced that the Members' Compensation Review Committee was appointed by resolution of the House of Assembly on May 12, 2016, with an effective date of July 7, 2016. The appointment of the committee is in accordance with subsection 16(1) of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act which requires that such a committee be appointed once during each General Assembly. The appointed committee members are:


Areas of Inquiry for the Committee and References

  1. Salary
    1. ss. 11(1) and 12, House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act 1
    2. Members’ Administration Guide, page 14ff
  2. Allowances
    1. General
      1. s.14, Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules
    2. Office Allowances
      1. ss.18-24, Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules
      2. Members’ Administration Guide, page 40
    3. Operational Resources
      1. ss. 25-27, Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules
      2. Members’ Administration Guide, page 44
    4. Travel & Living Allowance
      1. ss. 28-44, Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules
      2. Members’ Administration Guide, page 52ff
    5. Constituency Allowances
      1. ss. 46-47, Schedule A, Schedule B, Members’ Resources and Allowances Rules
      2. Members’ Administration Guide, page 72ff
  3. Severance Package
    1. s. 11(3)(a), House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act 1
    2. Members’ Admin Guide, p. 21
  4. Pension Benefits Package
    1. s. 11(3)(b), House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act 1
    2. 10-11, 18-20, Members of the House of Assembly Retiring Allowances Act 2
    3. Members’ Administration Guide, page 15

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1 SNL 2007, c. H-10.1
2 SNL 2005, c. M-6.1


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Contact

Members' Compensation Review Committee
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6
Attention: Sandra Burke, Q.C., Chair

Email: MCRC@gov.nl.ca

Twitter: @NLMCRC2016