Taxation allowances: Eric Cairo claims to have suffered a “haircut” of salary

News 7 December, 2017
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    The mp for the Coalition avenir Québec, Éric Caire, claims to have suffered a “haircut” of salary on the part of Ottawa.

    QMI agency

    Thursday, 7 December 2017 09:41

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    QUEBEC | The mp, of the Coalition avenir Québec Éric Cairo claims to have suffered a “haircut” of salary on the part of Ottawa since the Trudeau government decided to impose the amounts received for expense allowances.

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    “Is what I agree to cut my pay in full exercise of my mandate? No, I’m not okay with it. And yes, I would like to find a way for that […] my salary does not decrease”, explained the deputy house leader.

    The Journal de Quebec revealed Thursday that deputies were trying on the sly to increase their salary, to compensate for the tax ruling from Ottawa, what Québec solidaire is the opposite.

    The Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) considers the decision of the Trudeau government as unfair to the families who are trying to plan a budget.

    “The speech of the CAQ has always been that you can’t, retroactively, to reduce the salary of the people. When a family makes the planning of its expenses, it is done according to the wage it expects to achieve],” said The member for la Peltrie.

    However, if the salary of mps should be increased, it should be “in a future mandate” in order that “the population can pronounce”.