If a federal election were held tomorrow, which one of the following parties would you vote for?A month's worth of humiliation from Angus-Reid.
RELATED: Of course, taxpayers get burned too
Former prime minister Paul Martin, a millionaire in his own right, will receive a parliamentary pension of $166,439 a year, according to calculations the Canadian Taxpayers Federation did for the Ottawa Citizen on the pensions for 18 outgoing MPs.**********
UPDATE: Revealing the Party of Pork
Even comparing a year of Conservative appointments to ten months of Liberal largesse, guess who comes out with cleaner hands?
The Conservatives made substantially fewer patronage appointments to federal boards during their first year in government, compared with the previous 12 months under the Liberals.
Appointments of directors, tribunal members and jobs of a similar type slowed by 40 per cent under Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government, a Citizen review of cabinet orders shows.
The number of Liberal appointments covers only about ten months, as cabinet made no patronage appointments during the two-month long federal election through December 2005 and January 2006.