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Debate on pay hike cut will go on

The pay hike debate isn’t over yet. Ald. Andre Chabot is renewing his efforts to cut council’s pay hike.

The pay hike debate isn’t over yet.

Ald. Andre Chabot is renewing his efforts to cut council’s pay hike, but says he’s softened his position and hopes that other members have “seen the light,” too. Chabot will be suggesting a 3.5 per cent increase as opposed to the already-approved 5.5 per cent hike during Monday’s council meeting. He had previously suggested a 2.75 per cent hike, but said that Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart had amended it thus that council members may have felt they were voting to get rid of any hike at all.

“Hopefully we can get it on council floor and at least debate it,” he said, adding that Ald. Dale Hodges — who would have voted against the motion — will probably be missing from council again.

“For me it’s all about how is it going to impact our budget long-term,” he said.

 
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