Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Government should do its best to live within its means.
Hopefully now those in a position of authority will also make a determined effort to reform MLA pensions. Since the chief criteria is affordability, and since the MLA pension plan would be considered by most Nova Scotianers to be unaffordable, it is time to revisit this issue. We now know that objective third party panels reviewing compensation issues in the public sector are no longer seen as necessary or legitimate so the work done by that previous panel can now be placed aside.
If MLAs were treated like ordinary public sector workers on their pensions it could result in a saving of millions which could be used to help provide funding for additional supports for disabled children in the educational system. As a number of the senior people in the Government already have another public sector pension from other jobs that they have done, it should cause minimum economic distress. —Keep up the work guys
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