The omnibus bill has come under criticism, but one aspect is welcome.
The Conservatives are responsible for the change to the gold-plated pensions for MPs. The Canadian Taxpayer Federation has called the move "the most significant reform to MP pensions we've seen in our 22-year history."
The age to collect is 65, up from 55 (it should be like ours, 67). Their annual contributions will rise from the current $11,000 to $39,000. Prime Minister Stephen Harper cut his own pension, giving up a minister allowance, retroactive to when he first took office.
Has any other prime minister or political party even talked about making these changes, never mind implementing them? Give credit where credit is due.
Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge