POLITICS

Panel examining Nova Scotia politicians' salaries seeking public submissions

01/24/2014 01:56 EST | Updated 03/26/2014 05:59 EDT
HALIFAX - A three-member panel that is reviewing the compensation paid to members of the Nova Scotia legislature is seeking submissions from interested people or groups.

The panel is asking for written and in-person presentations.

On Dec. 30, the Speaker appointed retired auditor general Roy Salmon, Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses' Union, and lawyer John Merrick to examine all aspects of salaries, allowances, expenses and retiring allowances of provincial politicians.

The public meetings will be held at the legislature on Feb. 12 with each speaker receiving a 15-minute time slot.

People who want to participate must submit an application to the review panel through the legislature's chief clerk's office by Feb. 14.

Legislature members receive a base salary of about $89,000.