Justice recommends scrapping controversial ‘golden handshake’

Defeated local MLA Ray Danyluk could be walking away from his years in the public eye with an estimated half a million dollars in severance pay, but future retiring or defeated MLAs may not be getting as hefty transitional allowances if new recommendations on MLA compensation are passed.

Last week, an independent report conducted by retired Supreme Court Justice Jack Major was released, outlining several recommendations regarding MLA salaries. In his 327-page report, Major made three substantial recommendations regarding MLAs’ transition allowance, the tax-free portion of their salaries and implementing a new pension plan similar to the one cut by former premier Ralph Klein in 1993. Read the full story at the St. Paul Journal.