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Friday, March 19, 2010

Pension Increases For M-L-A's Cause Public Outrage

(Saint John Fundy M-L-A Stuart Jamieson)
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The M-L-A's who voted themselves an 85 per cent increase in their pension benefits are now talking about an independent review in light of public outrage. Kevin Gaudet of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation tells CHSJ News the outrage is justified, saying it's sad but not surprising to see politicians belly up to the trough but he warns getting them off, in his words, requires more than a crowbar.
If Hampton-Kings M-L-A Bev Harrison retired this year, he would be eligible for a 70 thousand dollar a year pension. Saint John Fundy M-L-A Stuart Jamieson would receive a pension of 67 thousand dollars when he retires this year.