December 1, 2021

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The Longueil mayor’s salary is in the process of being reduced by $ 65,000

The Longueil mayor's salary is in the process of being reduced by $ 65,000

The motion notice, introduced Tuesday, allows Longueil’s new mayor Catherine Fournier to cut her salary by $ 65,000.


Alice Girard-Bosssey

Alice Girard-Bosssey
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The new salary limit is $ 185,000 per year. Longueil was previously elected mayor of Quebec with the highest salary of about $ 250,000 a year.

⁇ […] The Longueil mayor’s salary has caused a lot of ink to flow in recent years. I share the public opinion that this salary is unbelievable being higher than the Quebec Premier and the Mayor of Montreal. That fact must be taken into account. ”

This reduction is funded by the taxpayers in Langue‌ and not from the various allowances coming from other companies, said Mr.Me Fournier, this portion of the salary can be redistributed in the “City Budget” for other purposes. ”

However, the new mayor said he was ready to discuss the salaries of elected officials from all levels of government and their proportions.

“Many mayors of small municipalities receive a purely symbolic salary, they do substantial work on a daily basis and they have to be accountable to the population,” she said.

She also denounced the significant differences between the various levels of government. “For example, a member of the House of Commons earns almost twice as much as a member of the National Assembly, and basic federal wages reach the Quebec Premier.

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