Alberta politicians mull options for revised pension payment plan
EDMONTON — An Alberta legislature committee is debating three options for a pension plan for retired politicians, including one in which they would receive from $18,000 to $24,000 a year.
The member services committee is to decide in three weeks which option to recommend to the legislature.
The choices grew out of a report delivered earlier this spring that recommended overhauling and simplifying how provincial politicians are paid.
Premier Alison Redford’s government came under criticism because retiring politicians were receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in transition payments.
Others were getting paid thousands of dollars a year for work on a committee that hadn’t met in three years.
The controversial big-ticket transition payments have been axed.
The member services committee has already voted to adopt a single $134,000 base salary for MLAs.