The Atlantica Party Will Reform MLA Compensation

The Atlantica Party will reform Nova Scotia MLA salaries and benefits. 

The public needs to be involved in reviewing the salary and expense regime of their representatives. When one becomes a public servant paid from the public purse, one must accept a fair and public element to remuneration and benefits.

The Atlantica Party's mission of a smaller, transparent, and accountable government means our representatives need to set an example of lower costs and less waste. Therefore, an Atlantica Party government will: 

  1. Have an independent citizen panel;
    • review and set MLA salaries,
    • tie salary increases to reasonable indicators of the provincial economic performance such as wealth creation per capita and 
    • decide if MLAs can keep items purchased with the household allowance, among other things.
  2. Ensure MLAs who have committed a crime related to their office be stripped of their pension privileges.
  3. End the 'show up for work' bonus and make all political expenses receipt-able and disclosed online as part of a more significant transparency movement in government. 

Compensation reform is part of the Atlantica Party's more comprehensive reform of MLA pensions, salaries and benefits.

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The Atlantica Party was established in 2006 to promote a political revolution in Nova Scotia to fix our broken political system and empower the voter. It is the only political alternative committed to making Nova Scotia a "have" province.