04/01/2015 12:59 EDT | Updated 06/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Change would allow Halifax to make public salaries of public officials

HALIFAX - Proposed legislative changes to the Halifax Charter would allow the municipality to disclose the salaries of its senior officials.

Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey says the changes to the provincial law are being made at the request of the Halifax Regional Municipality.

He says the changes would allow the municipality to set thresholds for disclosure and designate which agencies boards and commissions would be subject to the new rules.

The municipality currently discloses the salaries for council and the chief administrative officer.

The provincial threshold for salary disclosure is $100,000.