- August 06, 2012 - 08:51
I too applaud the cleaning crews of the post-Regatta team. However, as I arrived at the Regatta, around 5:00pm, I was completely put off by the food and litter on the ground. I certainly am not impressed with the apparent unwillingness of Newfoundlanders to clean up after themselves. At least then I could take in the event rather concentrate on steering my small children around discarded baskets of fries and puddles of spilled soda.
- August 06, 2012 - 08:44
If you want to be accurate in complaining about Bev Oda's pension, use accurate figures instead in ones chosen by the proponent to be inflammatory. Any person nearing 70 and with a RRSP knows you buy an annuity for less than the face price. So compare the present value of Oda's contributions over her 8 years of parliamentary service, and the cost of an annuity paying $700,000 over 12 years ($58,333 per year). The difference will tell you how unfair her situation might be. You might also try comparing it to any citizen in a defined benefit pension plan who makes the same contributions over the same period.