Post-Election Key Steps

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Members not seeking re-election or not re-elected start transitional assistance (for the 42nd provincial general election, this is effective October 24, 2020). Members not re-elected provide a lease termination notice to the landlord of their Victoria accommodation, if applicable. Eligibility … Continued

Legislative Office

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Re-elected Members may be assigned a different legislative office within the Parliament Buildings and be required to move. Office space may be reassigned based on party standing after the provincial general election. Any questions or concerns regarding legislative offices should … Continued

Constituency Office

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The expectation is that re-elected Members will attempt to renew their lease at the current location in order to minimize transition costs (leasehold improvements, office moving and set up costs, information technology installations). Re-elected Members may rescind their notice of … Continued

Other Member-Related Services

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Members’ Travel Card The Bank of Montreal Corporate Travel MasterCard will be reactivated shortly after the return of the writs of election. Members should use personal credit cards and retain receipts for reimbursement of valid expenses for Legislative Assembly business … Continued

Members’ Allowance and Expenses

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Members’ Travel Members who are re-elected will be reimbursed for Member-related travel occurring on or after general voting day (for the 42nd provincial general election, October 24, 2020); however, reimbursement will not be issued until after the return of the … Continued

Members’ Basic Compensation and Benefits

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Basic Compensation Basic compensation will continue for re-elected Members without interruption. Additional Allowances Members holding any of a number of additional responsibilities are provided an allowance in addition to their basic compensation (see Remuneration and Allowances). If a Member holds … Continued

Post-Election Key Steps

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Rescind the lease termination notice to the landlord of their constituency office. Rescind the working termination notice to all returning constituency office staff. Members’ travel card is reinstated. In-constituency quarterly travel allowances for Members are available on a pro-rata basis, … Continued

Death of a Member

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In the unfortunate event that a Member passes away while holding office, basic compensation will be paid until the end of the month in which the Member dies. Final payments will be made to the Member’s estate. The designated beneficiary … Continued

Deductions for Absence from the House

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As required by the Members’ Remuneration and Pensions Act, Members must maintain a record of their attendance at House sittings and prepare a declaration outlining the reason for any absences. This declaration must be submitted to the Clerk of the … Continued

Per Diem Reimbursement

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An MLA may claim up to $61 per day either when in Victoria or when travelling throughout the province on work-related trips. The per diem reimbursement is intended to cover the cost of meals and incidental expenses while a Member … Continued