Now that Stephen Harper has retired, the Canadian Taxpayer Federation calculates that he will receive approximately $5.5 million in pension payments if he lives to age 90 (he is currently 58). Jason Kenney, who is currently 49, will receive around $6.3 million to age 90. That is $331,578 for every year he was an MP.

Both Harper and Kenney ran on the platform that the MP pension plan was “gold plated” and should be seriously reformed or eliminated. Harper did in fact bring in reforms during his time in government that will reduce his pension by nearly $2 million from the $7 million he would have otherwise received under the old rules.

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