How Much Do MPs Make In Canada? (PHOTOS)

01/26/2012 05:50 EST | Updated 03/27/2012 05:12 EDT

With MP's cushy pensions making headlines across Canada and the Prime Minister signalling change is on the way, we decided to take a look at what our politicians in Ottawa make before they retire.

Every MP in the House of Commons is paid the same annual salary, but a member can earn extra by being named to cabinet or other positions.

MP pay is adjusted on April 1 each year, with increases based on wage hikes in the private sector, as determined by the federal Department of Human Resources Development.

MP wages for 2011-2012, however, were frozen at 2010-2011 levels.

How Much Do Our MPs Make?