Canada’s retired politicians eligible for pensions, but not salaries for life

Published on 19/02/2021 at 22:47

A Facebook post shared hundreds of thousands of times worldwide claims that retired top politicians will receive large salaries “for life,” in contrast to low pay for soldiers and meager pension income for seniors. In Canada, however, prime ministers and members of parliament are not eligible for pensions until age 55, and benefits are capped at 75 percent of pay.