The trio are suspended for the duration of the parliamentary sitting, which could continue until 2015 the same year in which Wallin, Duffy and Brazeau, all appointed in early 2009, would ordinarily be deemed to have put in sufficient time to be eligible for a pension.Gregory Thomas, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Association which has long railed against the gold plated parliamentary pension plan, said “there’s nothing in the legislation” to suggest the suspensions will have any impact on the trio’s pension eligibility, provided they continue to make contributions to the plan.Duffy, the eldest of the three at 67, would be immediately eligible in 2015 for an annual pension of $58,264, according to the federation.”There’s nothing in the parliamentary pension legislation that contemplates somebody being suspended. So, all it says is that members have to contribute their share of the plan,” Thomas said.”There are provisions for people being expelled,” he added, but Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau have not been turfed from the Senate altogether.Disability allowance also possibleDuffy who suffers from a heart condition and announced he was taking a medical leave of absence just as debate on his proposed suspension began several weeks ago could potentially benefit even more, Thomas said.Under the Parliament of Canada Act, a senator who is 65 or older and incapacitated by a proven medical condition, is entitled to receive a disability allowance equal to 70 per cent of his or her annual salary a comfortable $94,640 per year. The allowance is paid until the senator reaches 75, the age of mandatory retirement from the Senate.Whether that holds true for a senator who’s been suspended without pay and therefore has no salary for the time being in not known.
Know how it works. I know exactly how it works. There’s 30 teams right now that at the end of the day probably want to sit down with me at the end of the season, right? Correct. Our gear has arrived in Katmandu. We were supposed to go pick it up, but Michael had a story to write. So we arranged to have the barrels and bags delivered to our hotel on Sunday.
In addition to running, the camp will include lectures about the importance of good nutrition, racing philosophy and the transition between high school and college competition. Non running activities will include miniature golf at Pirates Cove, swimming at Echo Lake and Sand Beach and shopping in downtown Bar Harbor. Sneakers, socks, shorts, a watch), casual clothing, such as a bathing suit, sweatshirts, towels and toiletries, sunscreen and spending money..