MLAs are owed money by the government but efforts are underway not to pay it.
By law, MLAs have been entitled to a raise of about a hundred dollars a month since last October, with another raise to go into effect this coming October. The MLAs haven’t actually received the money because nobody noticed the raises went into effect automatically.
Cabinet minister Donald Arseneault said the problem wasn’t noticed until recently and there’s no excuse for it. Efforts are now underway to legally stop the raises retroactively.