Do Canadians think our Federal Government deserves raises?

The Canadian Taxpayer Federation released a statement on  Tuesday sharply criticizing federal Members of Parliament for “failing to stop their April 1 pay raise during the COVID-19 downturn.”

Last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, then-Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were among the list of MPs who donated their pay raises to charities.

Legislation passed to depoliticize parliamentary pay in 2005 makes it so that salaries paid to MPs and senators increase automatically on April 1 of each year.

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