The Issue: Under the Municipal Government Act, City Council has the right to increase its own salary. However, just because we have the right to do it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Most residents don’t get to unilaterally increase their salary. Should City Council?
My Belief: I believe that while Council can exercise it’s right to increase the remuneration for the work of City Councillors, any increase should not commence until after the following municipal election.