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LETTER: Langley resident questions MP pay raises during pandemic

Annual pay raises are automatic but they send wrong signal to Canadians hurting from COVID

Dear Editor,

Describing the MPs receiving a pay raise, doesn’t that just boil your blood?

I mean, our members of parliament, you would think that they would know that the severe economic downturn would be the worst possible time for them to be padding their pockets with a pay raise, but a pay raise is exactly what they’re going to be getting.

And estimates that for your basic MP it’ll be about $3,000.

And what really makes this a tough pill to swallow for taxpayers is that our politicians in Ottawa are already extremely well paid.

Dean Clark, Walnut Grove

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• READ MORE: Langley group gets $3,200 surprise donation – local MP’s automatic pay raise

• READ MORE: Citizens’ watchdog group calls on MPs to cut their salaries amid COVID-19


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