NEW BRUNSWICK VOTES 2006

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Pension Question

CBC Online News | Updated Aug. 18, 2006

There's more at stake in this election than just winning or losing. The fall vote could make a big difference to the financial futures of 20 New Brunswick MLAs.

  • Seventeen Tory MLAs, and three Liberals are less than one year away from qualifying for a pension.
  • New Brunswick MLAs must sit in legislative sessions in eight consecutive years to qualify for their pension.
  • If these 20 MLAs lose their riding in the vote, they will fail to qualify for a pension paycheque starting at age 55.
  • The pension is 4.5 per cent of the average salary of an MLAs three best years, multiplied by the number of sessions, with a minimum of eight sessions required.

Currently the session average would be about $41,600. That makes a basic, eight-session pension worth $14,976 a year. It's indexed to inflation and payable in full at age 60. Between 55 and 60 retired MLAs can begin collecting 44.44 per cent of their pension, or $6,655.

Cabinet ministers get paid more. Premier Bernard Lord, for example, would be entitled to an additional $13,370 if he loses his seat this year for a total of $28,346 plus inflation, but not until he turns 60. He can begin collecting $15,613 (plus inflation) when he reaches 55.

New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension

Place your mouse over the MLAs photos in the graphic of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly seating arrangement to see who could lose...or view list of MLAs.

(Please note: the district numbers associated with each MLA are based on External link opens in a new windowthe Provincial Electoral District map previous to March 2006)
MLA:
District:
Milton Sherwood (PC)
Grand Bay-Westfield (37)
MLA:
District:
Peter Mesheau (PC)
Tantramar (19)
MLA:
District:
Elvy Robichaud (PC)
Tracadie-Shelia (10)
MLA:
District:
Claude Williams (PC)
Kent South (17)
MLA:
District:
R. Bruce Fitch (PC)
Riverview (26)
MLA:
District:
Portfolios:
Jeannot Volpé (PC)
Madawaska - les Lacs (55)
Finance / Regional Development Corporation /
New Brunswick Liquor Corporation /
New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation /
Lotteries Commission of New Brunswick
MLA:
District:
Portfolios:
Premier Bernard Lord (PC)
Moncton East (21)
Office of the Premier /
Executive Council Office /
Intergovernmental Affairs /
New Brunswick Advisory Council /
Premier's Council on the Satus of Disabled Persons
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Bev Harrison (PC)
Hampton-Belleisle (29)
Supply and services
MLA:
District:
Portfolios:
Brad Green (PC)
Fredericton South (45)
Office of the Attorney General /
Health
MLA:
District:
Portfolios:
Dale Graham (PC)
Carleton (50)
Office of Human Resources /
Deputy Premier /
Service New Brunswick
MLA:
District:
Portfolios:
Percy Mockler (PC)
Madawaska-la-Vallee (53)
Wellness, Culture and Sport /
Immigration and Repatriation Secretariat /
Francophonie
MLA:
District:
Eugene McGinley (Liberal)
Grand Lake (42)
MLA:
District:
Stuart Jamieson (Liberal)
Saint John-Fundy (31)
MLA:
District:
Eric Allaby (Liberal)
Fundy Isles (39)
MLA:
District:
Shawn Graham (Liberal Leader)
Kent (16)
MLA:
District:
LeRoy Armstrong (Liberal)
Kings East (28)
MLA:
District:
Frank Branch (Independent)
Nepisiguit (6)
MLA:
District:
Ed Doherty (Liberal)
Saint John Harbour (34)
MLA:
District:
Hédard Albert (Liberal)
Caraquet (7)
MLA:
District:
Ronald Ouellette (Liberal)
Grand Falls Region (52)
MLA:
District:
Carmel Robichaud (Liberal)
Miramichi Bay (11)
MLA:
District:
Kelly Lamrock (Liberal)
Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak (44)
MLA:
District:
Scott Targett (Liberal)
York (47)
MLA:
District:
Thomas J. Burke (Liberal)
Fredericton North (43)
MLA:
District:
Mike Murphy (Liberal)
Moncton North (23)
MLA:
District:
Brian A. Kenny (Liberal)
Bathurst (5)
MLA:
District:
Donald Arseneault (Liberal)
Dalhousie-Restigouche East (3)
MLA:
District:
John Winston Foran (Liberal)
Miramichi Centre (13)
MLA:
District:
Larry Kennedy (Liberal)
Victoria-Tobique (51)
MLA:
District:
Abel LeBlanc (Liberal)
Saint John Lancaster (36)
MLA:
District:
Burt Paulin (Liberal)
Restigouche West (1)
MLA:
District:
Rick Doucet (Liberal)
Charlotte (38)
MLA:
District:
Roy Boudreau (Liberal)
Campbellton (2)
MLA:
District:
Rick Brewer (Liberal)
Southwest Miramichi (14)
MLA:
District:
Victor Boudreau (Liberal)
Shediac-Cap-Pelé (18)
Wayne Steeves New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Wayne Steeves (PC)
Albert (27)
Public Safety

Jody Carr New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Jody Carr (PC)
Ormocto-Gagetown (41)
Post-Secondary Education and Training
Cy LeBlanc New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Cy LeBlanc (PC)
Dieppe-Memramcook (20)


John Betts New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
John Betts (PC)
Moncton Crescent (24)


Madeleine Dubé New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Madeleine Dubé (PC)
Edmunston (54)
Family and Community Services /
New Brunswick Advisory Council on Seniors
David Alward New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
David Alward (PC)
Woodstock (49)
Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Brenda Fowlie New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Brenda Fowlie (PC)
Kennebecasis (30)
Energy

Roly McIntyre New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Roly McIntyre (Liberal)
Saint John-Champlain (30)


Paul Robichaud New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Paul Robichaud (PC)
Lameque, Shippagan, Miscou (8)
Transportation
Kirk MacDonald New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Kirk MacDonald (PC)
Mactaquac (48)
Business New Brunswick

Michael (Tanker) Malley New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Michael (Tanker) Malley (PC)
Miramichi-Bay du Vin (12)


Joan MacAlpine-Stiles New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Joan MacAlpine-Stiles (PC)
Moncton South (22)
Tourism and Parks /
N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Keith Ashfield New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Keith Ashfield (PC)
New Maryland (46)
Natural Resources

Roland Haché New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Roland Haché (Liberal)
Nigadoo-Chaleur (4)


Wally Stiles New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Wally Stiles (PC)
Petitcodiac (25)


Rose-May Poirier New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Rose-May Poirier (PC)
Rogersville-Kouchibouguac (15)
Local Government /
Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
Trevor Holder New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Trevor Holder (PC)
Saint John-Portland (35)
Environment


Margaret-Ann Blaney New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Margaret-Ann Blaney (PC)
Saint John-Kings (32)


Tony Huntjens New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Tony Huntjens (PC)
Charlotte (38)


Denis Landry New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Denis Landry (Liberal)
Centre-Péninsule (9)



 
New Brunswick MLAs less than one year away from qualifying for a pension
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
David Alward (PC)
Woodstock (49)
Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Keith Ashfield (PC)
New Maryland (46)
Natural Resources
MLA:
District:
John Betts (PC)
Moncton Crescent (24)
MLA:
District:
Margaret-Ann Blaney (PC)
Saint John-Kings (32)
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Jody Carr (PC)
Ormocto-Gagetown (41)
Post-Secondary Education and Training
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Madeleine Dubé (PC)
Edmunston (54)
Family and Community Services /
New Brunswick Advisory Council on Seniors
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Brenda Fowlie (PC)
Kennebecasis (30)
Energy
MLA:
District:
Roland Haché (Liberal)
Nigadoo-Chaleur (4)
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Trevor Holder (PC)
Saint John-Portland (35)
Environment
MLA:
District:
Tony Huntjens (PC)
Charlotte (38)
MLA:
District:
Denis Landry (Liberal)
Centre-Péninsule (9)
MLA:
District:
Cy LeBlanc (PC)
Dieppe-Memramcook (20)
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Joan MacAlpine-Stiles (PC)
Moncton South (22)
Tourism and Parks /
N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Kirk MacDonald (PC)
Mactaquac (48)
Business New Brunswick
MLA:
District:
Roly McIntyre (Liberal)
Saint John-Champlain (30)
MLA:
District:
Michael (Tanker) Malley (PC)
Miramichi-Bay du Vin (12)
Speaker
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Rose-May Poirier (PC)
Rogersville-Kouchibouguac (15)
Local Government /
Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Paul Robichaud (PC)
Lameque, Shippagan, Miscou (8)
Transportation
MLA:
District:
Portfolio:
Wayne Steeves (PC)
Albert (27)
Public Safety
MLA:
District:
Wally Stiles (PC)
Petitcodiac (25)

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