Drainville to sniff out "double-dipping" MNAs
Minister Bernard Drainville says an independent committee should review whether retired people should lose part of their public pensions if they enter politics.
He's blasting the CAQ's Jacques Duchesneau, who he says is likely collecting a pension from his time as Montreal police chief, as well as from a short stint with a federal crown corporation, on top of his MNA's salary.
"Mister Duchesneau is into triple dipping. Not double dipping. Triple dipping," says Drainville.
"If you're going to look at the total compensation from an official, you have to look at double dipping, and even triple dipping."
Drainville would not say whether or not retired civil servants should have their pensions cut if they are elected.
"Let's ask ourselves the questions. Is it fair? Is it normal? Is it something that should continue?"
A call to the CAQ was not returned.
Pauline Marois is currently collecting $2,220 a year in pension from her time as a social worker. The information comes from her tax return, which she gave to La Presse newspaper during the election campaign (September 1, 2012).
Drainville would not comment on his boss's case.
photo of: Bernard Drainville