Larry Smith criticized for salary comment
Larry Smith announced Tuesday he will run for the Conservative Party in the riding of Lac-Saint-Louis in the next federal election.
Published Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:50PM EST
The Conservatives' newest senator is being criticized for a comment he made over his salary.
During a recent television interview, Larry Smith said he is taking a "dramatic, catastrophic pay cut" to serve the public.
The outgoing president of the Montreal Alouettes is being criticized on a new website dubbed "Save Larry Smith" and on Twitter and YouTube.
Senators make a base salary of $132,300 a year.
Smith's salary with the Alouettes is not public.
Smith says he will run for the Conservatives in the next federal election in the riding of Lac-Saint-Louis, a Liberal stronghold on the West Island.