Office Mail

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Members are permitted to send an unlimited amount of personally addressed mail to support their parliamentary responsibilities. The cost of postage is paid from centralized funds overseen by the Speaker. The intent of this service is to permit Members to … Continued

Stationery and Supplies

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Each Member is provided with personalized letterhead, business cards, envelopes and other stationery from centralized funds. For information on how to order personalized stationery please refer to the Office Furniture and Supplies section under Managing Your Constituency Office. Generic office supplies … Continued

Office Accommodation and Equipment

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The Office of the Speaker assists in the allocation of space within the Parliament Buildings. Furniture and equipment are supplied to Members and their staff from Legislative Facility Services. The Information Technology Department arranges for telephone and fax lines and … Continued

Caucus and Legislative Support Budgets

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The caucus of each recognized political party and Independent Members are provided with resources to support Members in carrying out their parliamentary functions. Operating and capital budgets for caucuses and Independent Members are approved by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee … Continued

MLA Travel Card

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The MLA travel card (MLA MasterCard) is a credit card that Members can use for all travel-related expenses while on Member business. The card is intended for travel expenses and should not be used for personal charges or any other … Continued

Accommodation – In-Province Travel

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When traveling within the province on official business, Members are encouraged to use the provincial government’s Business Travel Accommodation Listing. This helps ensure that Members are able to locate reputable establishments with pre-established competitive provincial government rates in all parts … Continued

In-Province Travel

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Members may undertake work-related travel throughout the province, provided the travel is reasonable and justifiable. Eligible types of travel may include trips to Victoria, travel to attend meetings inside and outside of the constituency, or travel with a parliamentary committee. … Continued

Members’ Travel Expense Allowance

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An annual “Members’ Travel Expense Allowance” of $6,000 per fiscal year is payable to Members to help offset the costs associated with work within their constituencies. This allowance is meant to cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred, including travel costs that are … Continued

Travel Expense Disclosure

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Quarterly information on Members’ travel expenses is disclosed publicly on the Legislative Assembly website. This disclosure fulfils a commitment made by the Legislative Assembly Management Committee in July 2012. It provides details of a Member’s travel costs that have been processed … Continued