A generous $ 5.5M in compensation packages for 187 former municipal councillors

Former Laval city councillor Basile Angelopoulos is leaving his job with the highest sum, pocketing 179 575 $.
La Presse

It would seem that losing a bid for re-election or leaving a job as city councillor isn't an entirely negative experience.

A report says that 187 former municipal politicians will receive an eye-popping $ 5.5M in compensation packages.

That amount is bound to increase dramatically as well, since severance totals for councillors exiting Montreal's town hall will only be released at the end of January.

For the moment, the City of Laval is the most generous employer, dishing out over $ 1.5 M to 17 former councillors.

That amount is three times higher than second place Saint-Jerome, who will distribute nearly $ 500k to 12 former municipal politicians.

In response, the Marois government says it wants to take a closer look at laws legislating such compensation packages in the next few months.

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  1. Sam posted on 01/05/2014 04:22 PM
    Shameful, disgusting. Where is the compensation for the taxpayer? Rob Ford is merely a distraction. These are serious symptoms of real social/political disease.
  2. clint posted on 01/05/2014 04:29 PM
    "In response, the Marois government says it wants to take a closer look at laws legislating such compensation packages in the next few months."
    I don't think Pauline will change much....especially if it could effect HER when her time comes.....the electoral clock is ticking.
    1. Marjorie posted on 01/05/2014 05:38 PM
      @clint Couldn't have said it better.
      Pigs at the trough.
  3. mark broomer posted on 01/05/2014 04:58 PM
    steal, lie cheat and get compensation, i should have gone into politics.
  4. Michael posted on 01/05/2014 09:47 PM
    Well at least the Marois government is talking about making changes. Charest and the Liberals were in power almost 10 years and did absolutely nothing about it, they basically encouraged it.
  5. wally posted on 01/06/2014 07:04 PM
    Are you paying attention to this Mr. Trent?
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