Biggest increase in Quebec: Lavaltrie mayor’s salary from $78,000 to $136,000 per year

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Biggest increase in Quebec: Lavaltrie mayor's salary from $78,000 to $136,000 per year

The mayor of Lavaltrie, Christian Goulet, will see his salary jump 74% between 2021 and 2022, the most marked increase of all elected officials in Quebec.

The payment of Mr. Goulet went from $78,644 to $136,807 a year. This significant increase is mainly due to the increase in his mayor’s salary of $24,125, or more than 50%, which was voted by the Lavaltrie municipal council at the beginning of 2022.

“In 2020, I have a salary of $46,119 which is one of the lowest salaries in all of Quebec for the same cities,” explained Mr. Goulet, referring to the list of Journal. For a full-time job, I find this unacceptable. I don’t need to explain to you the role that being chosen represents. “

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So the mayor ordered his general director to analyze the salary of elected officials from a dozen cities of similar size, and set his salary and the councilors of Lavaltrie on average.

“The important thing for me is to find myself average. “I would have been hurt if I found that I was the best salary in Quebec for similar cities,” explained Christian Goulet.

“Ungrateful” capture

He considers voting in this catch-up himself “ungrateful” and he expects to face a lot of criticism.

“But when I explained the matter to the entire population, everyone completely understood that $46,000 full-time is meaningless,” he said.

Counselors also receive a salary increase of nearly 30%, or $4,219 per year.

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In addition to his salary as mayor, Christian Goulet saw his salary increase due to his appointment as prefect of the MRC in D’Autray, which brings him $47,884 per year.

The 5 biggest salary increases inmunicipal elected officials in 2022

Christian Goulet – Maire – Lavaltrie – $58,163 (74%)

Jonathan Tabarah – Advisor – Longueuil – $56,556 (39%)

Isabelle Demers – Advisor – Lévis – $53,427 (87%)

Amélie Landry – Advisor – Lévis – $53,427 (87%)

Pierre-Luc Lachance – Advisor – Quebec – $47,184 (46%)

See also:

All elected officials Mayor Mayor/Mayor of the district Councilor

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