In response to Charles Leblanc: "PISSED OFF FORMER LIBERAL MINISTER VAUGHN IS LOOKING EVERYWHERE FOR SUPPORT TO SAVE THE FERRY AT GAGETOWN!!"
In comments, Dan F said:
I believe this is the only tangible copy of Kleptocrats discussing their pay / pension boost (combined discussion of bills 53 and 54 at around 53 minutes into this recording): http://myginch.com/QSLS/media/qpupload/NB-legislature-300408latenight.mp3
More from my liveblog of that day: http://qslspolitics.blogspot.com/2008/04/nb-tenancy-securities-act.html.
Recall, according to the CBC, the video equipment was 'taken out' by floodwaters the day before - what a bunch of hogwash - the cameras were out that day for the same reason Charles is banned from the building: Kleptocrats can't handle scrutiny of their devious actions.
Bill 53 - An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act
(a) by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the
25(1) Commencing April 1, 2008, each member of the Legislative Assembly shall be paid an indemnity at the rate of $85,000 per year.
Since they were on camera for this other bill - they barely mentioned what this law was doing, more salary / pension raises apparently:
Bill 54 - An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:
1 Section 5 of the Executive Council Act, chapter E-12 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended
(a) in subsection (1) by striking out “twenty thousand dollars” and substituting “$52,614”;
(b) in subsection (2) by striking out “thirty thousand dollars” and substituting “$79,000".
2 Section 6 of the Act is amended by striking out “fifteen thousand dollars” and substituting “$39,500”.
3 Subsection 6.1(2) of the Act is amended in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out “January 1,
4 This Act shall be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2008.