Whether they were voted out of office, or if they didn’t run in the election, politicians are legally allowed to collect a 'transition payment' from the Quebec government.
The calculation is based on either the person’s salary over the last 12 months, or the highest salary over a period of 36 uninterrupted months worked.
The Journal de Quebec reports that outgoing premier Pauline Marois will not be taking the $181,000 payout she's entitled to.
When Marois left politics for the first time in 2006, she claimed a $128,000 transition payment.
She had promised not to accept a second payout.
Former student leader and now ex-MNA Leo Bureau-Blouin will have access to a $35,000 transition payment, according to the Journal de Montreal. He was only in office for 18 months.
Some other candidates who lost:
- Yves-Francois Blanchet, PQ: $138,000
- Bertrand St-Arnaud, PQ: $138,000
- Fatima Houda-Pepin, ind. : $115,000
- Luc Ferland, PQ: $110,000
- Denis Trottier, PQ: $105,500
MNAs are leaving their jobs as MNAs:
- Marie Malavoy, PQ: $154,000
- Yolande James, PLQ: $149,500
- Yvon Marcoux, PLQ: $139,000
- Lawrence Bergman, PLQ: $110,000
- Irvin Pelletier, PQ: $110,000