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MPs not running again will get paid around $1.6 million in severance : $1.6 million already tallied for MP severance

Jul 09, 2019 - The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Members of Parliament who have decided not to run for re-election this fall will cash in a cumulative $1.6 million in severance payments, and millions more will likely be paid out after the election.

Thirty-nine sitting MPs have declared they won't run again in the next election, of whom 18 are eligible for severance payments totalling an estimated $1,618,850, according to an analysis by The Canadian Press.

Sitting MPs who have served for less than six years are not eligible...