Word is that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper will officially resign as a Calgary Member of Parliament in the next few days.
It’s not surprising really; Harper hasn’t been seen much around Ottawa since his government was defeated almost a year ago and it appears that he’s already established a consulting business in Calgary.
When he was an Opposition MP back in the 90’s , Stephen Harper lambasted the MP Pension Plan, calling it gold plated, obscene and unfair to taxpayers.
So, fast forward to 2016 , and the soon to be resigning Stephen Harper is about to become a beneficiary of that ‘obscenely lucrative’ pension plan.
The day he calls it quits, Harper will immediately begin to receive an annual pension of $127,000, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers.
His pension will climb to over $130,000 annually in a few years when he reaches the ripe, old age of sixty.
And, unlike average Canadians, like you and me, that money is guaranteed , since we the taxpayers topped up the MP pension plan every year, even as our own pension plans were diminished or wiped out in the last few years.
The point is, Harper was bang on when he labelled the MP Pension Plan as ‘ unfair to Canadian taxpayers’.
Now, when he quits, he’ll nuzzle up to the public trough and get his share.
The hypocrisy is palpable.