National Assembly employees get $85,000 in OT for flood work
Surete du Quebec police officers patrol a residential area in the town of Rigaud, Que., west of Montreal, Sunday, April 23, 2017, following flooding in the region. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:02PM EDT
Some MNAs staff members will receive extra compensation for helping citizens deal with the spring floods that damaged hundreds of homes across Quebec.
In a recent decision, the Office of the National Assembly compiled a list of 19 constituencies where staff are to receive additional overtime pay, due to the heavy workload caused by “the numerous demands of voters and other organizations.”
In total, $85,000 in overtime pay will be given out.
The staff of Liberal MNA Andre Fortin, who represents the riding of Pontiac in Outaouais, will get the largest amount with $14,800.
Liberal MNA Marc Carriere of the Chapleau riding will get $10,900 for his staff while employees who work for the MNAs in Fabre and Mirabel will get $9,200 and $9,000 respectively.
Other bonuses range from $1,000 to $5,800.