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Bill C-46

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This enactment amends the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act to increase the contribution rates in order to bring the members’ share of the current service cost to 50% and to increase the retirement age from 55 to 65. The amendments also provide for a reduced allowance before members reach the age of 65, and they coordinate allowances with pension benefits paid under the Canada Pension Plan or under a similar provincial pension plan. They also reduce the rate of interest to be credited to the pension accounts established under the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and change the allowance payable to former Prime Ministers who cease to hold the office of Prime Minister after December 31, 2012.

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