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

How Much Do MPs Make In Canada? (PHOTOS)


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.

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