QSLS Politics

Monday, April 20, 2009

On the anniversary of the NB Kleptocrat Pension Swindle

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.
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Bill 53 - An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act
http://www.gnb.ca/legis/bill/pdf/56/2/Bill-53.pdf

(a) by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the
following:

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
http://www.gnb.ca/legis/bill/pdf/56/2/Bill-54.pdf

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.

1 comment:

Dan F said...

In response to Living in Interesting Times:

And what think ye, gentle people, of this announcement that came out today?

At Encaenia Ceremony A [in Fredericton], on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 p.m., UNB will award a doctor of laws degree to alumnus Shawn Graham, premier of New Brunswick.---

Dan Fitzgerald (Please Note: Your comment is awaiting moderation).

Oh, they know how to doctor the laws alright:

http://censurergeneral.blogspot.com/2009/04/on-anniversary-of-nb-kleptocrat-pension.html

I guess whatever assignment big business has for him next requires better than a frat boy / gym teacher’s academic credetials:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Graham#Early_career