Public Disclosure

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The Legislative Assembly is implementing commitments to accountability and transparency through the quarterly disclosure of information on Members' compensation, travel expenses and constituency office expenses. The Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC) has approved the followed initiatives for public disclosure.

Members' Compensation Disclosure

Since October 2013, information concerning the salaries of individual Members, including Cabinet Ministers, is disclosed publicly on the Legislative Assembly website.

Travel Expense Disclosure

Quarterly information on Members' travel expenses is also disclosed publicly on the Legislative Assembly website, in the section dealing with MLA remuneration and expenses. This disclosure fulfils a commitment made by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC) in 2012. It provides details of a Member's travel costs that have been processed and paid by Financial Services in the reporting period. The disclosure does not include travel costs where the travel expense claim has not been submitted for processing, or where the travel claim is in the process of being paid.

In 2015, quarterly reports were expanded to include reimbursable receipts in support of Members' travel expenses.

Quarterly disclosure includes a report by Members on the following expense categories: Capital City Allowance, In-Constituency Travel, General Travel, Accompanying Person, Speaker Approved Travel and Out of Province/Country Travel (Ministerial).

Summary reports of parliamentary committees Members' travel expenses are also released quarterly.

Constituency Office Expense Disclosure

In 2014, quarterly public disclosure was expanded to include constituency office expense information. The initial posting on the Assembly website was for the three month period January 1 to March 31, 2014. In 2015, reimbursable receipts in support of constituency office expenses were included in regular quarterly reports

Members' Disclosure: Public Accounts

Members' compensation and travel expenses, including expenses relating to the Capital City Living Allowance, are disclosed on an annual basis in the Public Accounts of British Columbia.

Last Updated: March 08, 2017

Members' Remuneration
and Pensions Act

MLA compensation, salaries, and pensions are defined under the Members' Remuneration and Pensions Act. The Act was amended in 2007 to incorporate the recommendations of the Independant Commission to Review MLA Compensation regarding remuneration and pensions.

Members' Remuneration and Pensions Act