| Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo councillors voted 7-4 in favour of the measure to boost their compensation. Seven part-time councillors currently earning $36,000 per year will see their pay rise to $75,000.|
Councillors Allan Vinni, Keith McGrath, and Sheldon Germain -- all part of a newly minted relief committee -- will now work full-time. Their pay will rise to $150,000 per year. That’s believed to be the highest base salary for any councillor in Canada. Vinni launched a profanity-laced tirade against the reporters who dared to attempt to question him.