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Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act

Version of section 17 from 2013-01-01 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Additional retirement allowance on ceasing to be a member on or after January 1, 1992

  •  (1) Subject to section 58, where a person ceases to be a member on or after January 1, 1992, having contributed or elected to contribute under this Part or Part III of the former Act as a member for at least six years and has contributed under this Part in respect of any amount paid by way of salary or annual allowance or under subsection 21(5) or (7) of the former Act, there shall be paid to the person during the lifetime of that person an additional retirement allowance equal to the average annual sessional indemnity of the person multiplied by

    • (a) with respect to each year and portion of a year of pensionable service calculated in accordance with subsections (3) and (5), the number of those years and portions of years multiplied by 0.05; and

    • (b) subject to subsection (2), with respect to each year and portion of a year of pensionable service calculated in accordance with subsections (4) and (5), the number of those years and portions of years multiplied by 0.02.

  • Marginal note:Age limitation

    (2) The portion of an additional retirement allowance that is payable to a person under paragraph (1)(b) is not payable unless the person has reached sixty years of age.

  • Marginal note:Calculation of years of pensionable service before January 1, 1992

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), in respect of time spent as a member before January 1, 1992, a person is, on ceasing to be a member, deemed to have one year of pensionable service to the credit of that person for each amount, equal to ten per cent of the sessional indemnity payable to a member of the House of Commons during any calendar year, that the person has contributed or elected to contribute in respect of any amount paid by way of salary or annual allowance during that calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Calculation of years of pensionable service after January 1, 1992

    (4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), in respect of time spent as a member

    • (a) on or after January 1, 1992, and before January 1, 2001, or any period of pensionable service in respect of which an election under section 10 has been made during that period, a person is, on ceasing to be a member, deemed to have one year of pensionable service to the credit of that person for each amount, equal to four per cent of the sessional indemnity payable to a member of the House of Commons during any calendar year, that the person has, during that calendar year, contributed pursuant to subsection 9(2) or elected to contribute pursuant to clause 11(1)(a)(i)(B), as it read before the coming into force of this paragraph, or pursuant to clause 11(1)(a.1)(i)(B); and

    • (b) during the period that begins on January 1, 2001 and ends on December 31, 2015, or any period of pensionable service in respect of which an election under section 10 has been made during that period, the person is, on ceasing to be a member, deemed to have one year of pensionable service to his or her credit for each amount, equal to 4% of the sessional indemnity payable to the person as a member of the Senate or House of Commons, as the case may be, during any calendar year, that the person has, during that calendar year, contributed under subsection 9(2) or elected to contribute under subparagraph 11(1)(a)(i).

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4.1) Subsection (4), as it read immediately before July 12, 2001, applies in respect of a period of pensionable service to a member’s credit pursuant to an election referred to in subsection 36(10).

  • Marginal note:Application of subsection 16(6)

    (5) In the application of subsection (3) or (4), the deeming provision of subsection 16(6) in relation to a portion of a year’s pensionable service shall apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Limitation — pensionable service before January 1, 2016

    (6) The additional retirement allowance payable to a person under subsection (1) is only payable in respect of his or her pensionable service before January 1, 2016.

  • R.S., 1985, c. M-5, s. 17
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 19
  • 2003, c. 16, s. 3
  • 2012, c. 22, s. 15

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