Senior political staff to Premier Jim Prentice will be taking a salary cut.

In support of the commitment to fiscal discipline, the premier’s top political staff will see their salaries reduced by five per cent, effective March 31.

This will bring savings of more than $104,000 a year.

“As we address the budgetary challenges facing our province, my cabinet and my office will continue to lead by example. I appreciate my staff’s willingness to step up.”

Jim Prentice, Premier

This salary reduction follows several other measures to reduce spending. They include a five per cent pay cut for the premier, ministers, and MLAs, the closure of international offices, and restraints on government procurement, travel, conference sponsorships, and printing.