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Salary Legislation

Senators and members receive a base salary called a basic sessional indemnity. Senators and members who occupy certain offices and positions receive additional pay as set out in the Parliament of Canada Act, the Salaries Act, the Ministries and Ministers of State Act and the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act.

The salary for the Governor General of Canada is set out in the Governor General’s Act. The amount of this salary is listed in the Public Accounts of Canada.

The Salary Legislation page tracks the history of the laws that set the Governor General’s and parliamentarians’ salaries.