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MPs receive 1.6 per cent pay increase, annual salary now $160,200

More than 100 of 308 MPs also receive increases for their jobs as committee chairs and vice-chairs, whips, House leaders, Parliamentary secretaries, ministers and the Prime Minister for doing extra work on top of their MP duties.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer, pictured at a recent committtee meeting on the Hill, told MPs in an email on Thursday that they would be getting a $2,523 raise.

PARLIAMENT HILL—House Speaker Andrew Scheer advised all MPs on Thursday they will be getting a minimum pay increase of $2,500 each beginning Monday, April 1, to bring their basic salaries up to $160,200 annually.

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MPs receive 1.6 per cent pay increase, annual salary now $160,200

More than 100 of 308 MPs also receive increases for their jobs as committee chairs and vice-chairs, whips, House leaders, Parliamentary secretaries, ministers and the Prime Minister for doing extra work on top of their MP duties.

The Hill times photograph by Steve Gerecke
House Speaker Andrew Scheer, pictured at a recent committtee meeting on the Hill, told MPs in an email on Thursday that they would be getting a $2,523 raise.

PARLIAMENT HILL—House Speaker Andrew Scheer advised all MPs on Thursday they will be getting a minimum pay increase of $2,500 each beginning Monday, April 1, to bring their basic salaries up to $160,200 annually.

  
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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