for saying that HM PM Mulroney was responsible for the $100000 pension top up. I guess it is understandable. are is a recent grit and doesn't seem to know the history of the party he joined. He doesn't understand that it was two liberal prime ministers responsible for this. All of his blathering seems to have made him forget he is leader of the third party. He has also promised to undo the Tory budget. That should be interesting. How will he do that? Will he be the leader in 15 years when his party next has a chance to govern, if they haven't disappeared or will he just wish upon a star. The dippers aren't even letting him speak.
“There’s a separate allowance for the prime minister, for a retiring prime minister that was brought in in 1992 for some particular reason. I don’t know why that would be,” Rae said Friday. He repeated the assertion on Monday.
On Tuesday, however, iPolitics learned the Mulroney government added only a subsection that stipulated payments to a PM would not be made as long as he or she was still a serving member of the House of Commons or the Senate.
The original provision containing the PM’s retirement allowance was approved on Aug. 2, 1963, under Liberal prime minister Lester Pearson. The last significant amendment — to lower the age at which the allowance kicks in from 70 to 65 — was instituted in 1974 under prime minister Pierre Trudeau, another Liberal.