Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. M-5)

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Amounts to be credited to meet total cost

 There shall be credited to the Compensation Arrangements Account, at the time and in the manner determined by the Minister, an amount that, in the Minister’s opinion, based on actuarial advice, together with the amount estimated by the Minister to be to the credit of that Account at that time, is necessary to meet the total cost of all allowances and other benefits payable under this Part and Part III and all supplementary benefits payable under Part IV in respect of those allowances or benefits.

  • R.S., 1985, c. M-5, s. 29;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81;
  • 2012, c. 22, s. 22.
Marginal note:Amounts to be debited

 If the Minister is of the opinion, based on actuarial advice, that the amount estimated by the Minister to be to the credit of the Compensation Arrangements Account exceeds the total cost of all allowances and other benefits payable under this Part and Part III and all supplementary benefits payable under Part IV in respect of those allowances or benefits, there may be debited from that Account, at the time and in the manner determined by the Minister, an amount specified by the Minister.

  • 2012, c. 22, s. 22.
Marginal note:Amounts to be charged to Account
  •  (1) There shall be charged to the Compensation Arrangements Account in each calendar year an amount equal to the amount of tax, if any, determined at the end of the year to be payable for the year in respect of that Account under subsection 207.7(1) of the Income Tax Act.

  • Marginal note:Amounts to be credited to other accounts

    (2) The amounts charged to the Compensation Arrangements Account pursuant to subsection (1) shall be credited to the appropriate account in the accounts of Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. M-5, s. 30;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81.

Members’ Contributions

Marginal note:Contributions
  •  (1) Commencing on January 1, 2001, a member shall, by reservation from the sessional indemnity of the member, contribute to the Compensation Arrangements Account

    • (a) if the member has not reached 69 years of age, four per cent of that portion of the sessional indemnity payable to the member that exceeds the member’s earnings limit for the calendar year and 3 per cent of the total sessional indemnity payable to the member; or

    • (b) if the member has reached 69 years of age, seven per cent of the amount of the member’s sessional indemnity.

  • Marginal note:Contributions

    (2) Despite subsection 2.3(1), beginning on September 21, 2000 and ending on December 31, 2000, a member who was entitled to elect under sections 2.1 and 2.6 and who did not make an election shall, by reservation from the sessional indemnity of the member, contribute to the Compensation Arrangements Account five per cent of the amount payable to the member by way of sessional indemnity if the member has not reached 71 years of age or nine per cent of that amount if the member has reached 71 years of age.

  • Marginal note:Additional contribution — members under maximum accrual

    (3) A member to whom paragraph 12(1)(b) does not apply and who is in receipt of a salary or an annual allowance shall, commencing on January 1, 2001, unless the member elects not to contribute under this subsection, by reservation from that salary or annual allowance, contribute to the Compensation Arrangements Account an amount equal to 7 per cent of the amount payable to the member by way of that salary or annual allowance.

  • Marginal note:Additional contribution — members under 69 who reach maximum accrual

    (4) A member to whom paragraph 12(1)(b) applies, who has not reached 69 years of age and who is in receipt of a salary or annual allowance shall, commencing on January 1, 2001 — unless the member elects not to contribute under this subsection and has also elected not to contribute under subsection 9(2) — by reservation from that salary or annual allowance, contribute to the Compensation Arrangements Account an amount equal to

    • (a) 3 per cent of that portion of the amount payable to the member by way of salary or annual allowance that is less than the member’s earnings limit for the calendar year; and

    • (b) 7 per cent of the amount that exceeds the member’s earnings limit for that year.

  • Marginal note:Additional contribution — members 69 or over who reach maximum accrual

    (5) A member to whom paragraph 12(1)(b) applies, who has reached 69 years of age and who is in receipt of a salary or annual allowance shall, commencing on January 1, 2001 — unless the member elects not to contribute under this subsection — by reservation from that salary or annual allowance, contribute to the Compensation Arrangements Account an amount equal to 7% of that salary or annual allowance.

  • Marginal note:Cessation

    (6) This section ceases to apply on December 31, 2012.

  • R.S., 1985, c. M-5, s. 31;
  • 1989, c. 6, ss. 17, 18;
  • 1992, c. 46, s. 81;
  • 1995, c. 30, s. 7;
  • 2000, c. 27, s. 6;
  • 2001, c. 20, s. 21;
  • 2003, c. 16, s. 4;
  • 2012, c. 22, s. 23.