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What your MLA earned

Northern News Services

Yellowknife (Dec 19/05) - From April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2005, the lowest paid MLA in Nunavut, Hunter Tootoo, made $92,069 with a living allowance of more than $16,000.

The highest paid member was Premier Paul Okalik raked in $151,755 and a living allowance of $14,103 for that same period.

Here is a list of each MLA's salary, according to a Report on the Payment of Indemnities, Allowances and Expenses to the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.

Paul Okalik

MLA Iqaluit West; Premier; Minister of Justice and Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs: $151,755. Living allowance: $14,103

Jobie Nutarak

MLA Tununiq; Speaker $144,924. Living allowance: $20,567

David Simailak

MLA Baker Lake; Minister of Finance: $140,508. Living allowance: $15,906

Levinia Brown

MLA Rankin South-Whale Cove; Deputy Premier; Minister of Community and Government Services: $139,976. Living allowance: $24,659

Olayuk Akesuk

MLA South Baffin; Minister of Environment; Minister Responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation and the Worker's Compensation Board: $137,554. Living allowance: $19,515

Louis Tapardjuk

MLA Amittuq; Minister of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth; Minister of Human Resources: $136,995. Living allowance: $13,879

Leona Aglukkaq

MLA Nattilik; Minister of Health and Social Services: $134,126. Living allowance: $21,526

Peter Kilabuk

MLA Pangnirtung; Minister of Economic Development and Transportation: $137,65. Living allowance: $26,690

Ed Picco

MLA Iqaluit East; Minister of Education; Energy; Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, Homelessness and Immigration: $137,65. Living allowance: $14,510

Patterk Netser

MLA Nanulik: $100,930. Living allowance: $21,574

Joe Allen Evyagotailak

MLA Kugluktuk: $98,715; Living allowance: $31,280

Levi Barnabas

MLA Quttiktuq: $98,402. Living allowance: $22,143

James Arreak

MLA Uqqummiut: $98,266. Living allowance: $20,352

Steve Mapsalak

MLA Akulliq: $96,876. Living allowance: $20,629

Keith Peterson

MLA Cambridge Bay: $94,047. Living allowance: 23,328

David Alagalak

MLA Arviat: $93,786. Living allowance: $20,011

Tagak Curley

MLA Rankin Inlet North: $93,540. Living allowance: $22,583

Peter Kattuk

MLA Hudson Bay: $92,506. Living allowance: $20,097

Hunter Tootoo

MLA Iqaluit Centre: $92,069. Living allowance: $16,895