I am really late on this one but it’s a great segment, including the world political strategists of 2012.
There is an article in the Montreal Gazette over the Premier Jean Charestâ€™s second salary of $75,000 by the Quebec Liberal Party. I am not going to pass judgment on it but I do have a quick question. Arenâ€™t many party leaders paid salaries in addition to their jobs as MP/MLA and often times Leader of the Opposition. I think I remember reading that John Turner was given extra money by the Liberals while he was in Opposition as was Brian Mulroney (and I think the Tories paid for some Mulroney expenses while he was Prime Minister). Isnâ€™t it kind of normal (or at least acceptable) that party leaders are paid a salary by the party, or does that stop when one is elected Premier/Prime Minister?
Does anyone know if other party leaders get a salary in todayâ€™s day and age?