On April 1, 2014, members of Parliament received a 2.2 per cent pay increase, bringing the basic pay of each MP up to $163,700 from $160,200 the year prior.

But while that base salary is the same for every member, certain MPs are afforded the chance to make much more.

The full list of indemnities, salaries and allowances can be found here.

Member of the House of Commons
Tory MP Brad Butt (Mississauga-Streetsville) is an example of an MP who earns just the base salary afforded to all MPs.

2014 Salary: $163,700

There are currently 308 MPs.

Prime Minister of Canada
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, however, makes double the salary of your average MP.

2014 Salary: $327,400

Car Allowance: $2,000

Speaker of the House of Commons
Tory MP Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle) earns the base salary, plus $78,300 for serving as Speaker.

2014 Salary: $242,000

Car allowance: $1,000

Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair earns the base MP salary, plus $78,300 for leading the Official Opposition.

2014 Salary: $242,000

Car Allowance: $2,000

Cabinet Minster
Treasury Board President Tony Clement (Parry Sound–Muskoka), like other cabinet ministers, earns $78,300 on top of the base MP salary.

2014 Salary: $242,000

Car Allowance: $2,000

There are 39 cabinet ministers in Harper’s government (including ministers of state who make slightly less).

Minister of State
Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre (Nepean-Carleton), like all other ministers of state, earns $58,700 on top of his base MP salary.

But junior ministers do not received a car allowance.

2014 Salary: $222,400

Leader of Other Parties
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the leaders of the Green Party and Bloc Quebecois earn the base MP salary, plus $55,600 for serving as their party’s top dog.

2014 Salary: $219,300

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Tory MP Peter Van Loan (York-Simcoe) earns $78,300 on top of the base MP salary.

2014 Salary: $242,000

Car Allowance: $2,000

Oppostion House Leader
NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) earns the base MP salary plus a $40,600 pay bump for serving as Opposition House leader.

2014 Salary: $204,300

Former NDP House leader Nathan Cullen recently took a $40,000 pay cut to move from that role to NDP finance critic.

House Leader (Other Parties)
Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc (Beauséjour), earns the base MP salary plus $16,300 for serving as House leader for his party.

2014 Salary: $180,000

Chief Government Whip
Tory MP John Duncan (Vancouver Island North) earns the base MP salary, plus $29,400 for serving as the Harper government’s whip.

2014 Salary: $193,100

Chief Opposition Whip
NDP MP Nycole Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) also earns an additional $29,400 for serving as the Opposition’s whip.

2014 Salary: $193,100

Parliamentary Secretary
Tory MP Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham) is one of 31 parliamentary secretaries who gets a $16,300 pay bump on top of their salaries.

2014 Salary: $180,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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