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Statistical Tables


Table 1 - Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account, Year Ended March 31
  2011 2010
Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account, Opening Balance $606,714,383 $562,661,375
Receipts and Other Credits
Members' contributions, current $1,822,702 $1,777,504
Government contributions, current $7,618,115 $6,800,618
Members' contributions, arrears on principal, interest, and mortality insurance $17,615 $43,731
Government contributions on amounts payable (elections) $0 $0
Interest $62,459,846 $57,879,875
Transfer from the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Account $0 $0
Actuarial liability adjustment $0 $0
Total Receipts $71,918,278 $66,501,728
Payments and Other Charges
Annual allowances $22,996,056 $22,448,720
Withdrawal allowances including interest $0 $0
Pension division payments $0 $0
Transfers to Public Service Superannuation Account $0 $0
Total Payments $22,996,056 $22,448,720
Excess of Receipts over Disbursements $48,922,222 $44,053,008
Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account, Closing Balance $655,636,605 $606,714,383


Table 2 - Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account, Year Ended March 31
  2011 2010
1. A refundable tax equal to 50 per cent of contributions and interest credited to the MPRCA Account, less 50 per cent of benefits paid out of the account, must be remitted each year to CRA.
Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account, Opening Balance $197,463,495 $181,228,970
Receipts and Other Credits
Members' contributions, current $2,677,739 $2,681,546
Government contributions, current $19,084,944 $18,071,572
Members' contributions, arrears on principal, interest, and mortality insurance $28,058 $29,427
Interest $20,980,723 $19,272,737
Actuarial liability adjustment $600,000 $600,000
Total Receipts $43,371,464 $40,655,282
Payments and Other Charges
Annual allowances $8,985,433 $8,697,147
Withdrawal allowances plus interest ($4,123) $30,562
Pension division payments $0 $0
Refundable tax1 $16,820,431 $15,693,048
Total Payments $25,801,741 $24,420,757
Excess of Receipts over Disbursements $17,569,723 $16,234,525
Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account, Closing Balance $215,033,218 $197,463,495

Table 3 - Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account - Comparative Data—November 20, 1952 to March 31, 2011
Period / Fiscal Year Members' Contributions1 ($) Government Contributions ($) Interest ($) Actuarial and Other Accounting Adjustments ($) Total Receipts ($)
1952–1989 26,299,441 25,786,913 22,917,200 0 75,003,554
1989–90 2,267,074 2,082,958 2,960,449 0 7,310,481
1990–91 2,305,080 2,175,581 3,059,384 0 7,540,045
1991–92 2,060,258 2,220,659 3,440,449 167,941,7882 175,663,154
1992–93 1,042,520 2,131,335 20,493,768 0 23,667,623
1993–94 1,048,643 2,064,761 21,882,703 0 24,996,107
1994–95 1,070,539 1,884,100 22,861,864 0 25,816,503
1995–96 990,505 1,685,476 23,933,398 0 26,609,379
1996–97 876,577 1,561,870 25,029,451 0 27,467,898
1997–98 941,060 1,707,658 26,262,499 0 28,911,217
1998–99 1,081,944 2,261,589 27,620,578 0 30,964,111
1999–2000 1,054,926 2,673,500 29,409,145 0 33,137,571
2000–01 1,582,118 2,882,101 31,014,334 0 35,478,553
2001–02 1,366,802 3,847,838 33,226,180 0 38,440,820
2002–03 1,340,110 4,395,891 35,221,387 0 40,957,388
2003–04 1,100,713 4,557,315 37,822,796 0 43,480,824
2004–05 1,361,109 4,780,613 40,502,434 0 46,644,156
2005–06 1,600,703 5,226,747 43,384,988 0 50,212,438
2006–07 1,653,756 5,355,841 46,554,638 0 53,564,235
2007–08 1,635,495 5,592,419 50,003,648 0 57,231,562
2008–09 1,690,181 6,065,645 53,771,144 0 61,526,970
2009–10 1,821,235 6,800,618 57,879,875 0 66,501,728
2010–11 1,840,317 7,618,115 62,459,846 0 71,918,278

Table 3 (cont'd) - Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account - Comparative Data—November 20, 1952 to March 31, 2011
Period / Fiscal Year Annual Allowances ($) Withdrawal Allowances ($) Transfers to PSS4 Account ($) Total Payments ($) Account Balance ($)

1. Includes contributions for current and prior service and interest paid by members.

2. Includes a transfer of $9,941,788 from the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Account and an actuarial adjustment credit of $158,000,000.

3. Includes pension division payments and interest on withdrawal allowances.

4. PSS stands for Public Service Superannuation.

1952–1989 41,114,724 4,365,056 269,623 45,749,403 29,254,221
1989–90 6,197,822 124,942 24,593 6,347,357 30,217,345
1990–91 6,368,934 27,364 0 6,396,298 31,361,092
1991–92 7,187,271 7,339 0 7,194,610 199,829,636
1992–93 9,813,446 17,221 0 9,830,667 213,666,592
1993–94 12,084,079 1,852,076 0 13,936,155 224,726,544
1994–95 15,432,287 58,833 0 15,491,120 235,051,927
1995–96 14,947,496 936,723 0 15,884,219 245,777,087
1996–97 15,000,643 138,5163 0 15,139,159 258,105,826
1997–98 15,251,902 840,5243 0 16,092,426 270,924,617
1998–99 15,211,454 673,9143 0 15,885,368 286,003,360
1999–2000 15,311,534 680,0153 0 15,991,549 303,149,382
2000–01 15,514,009 405,4993 0 15,919,508 322,708,427
2001–02 15,993,470 154,3143 0 16,147,784 345,001,463
2002–03 16,623,728 846,5143 0 17,470,242 368,488,609
2003–04 16,551,392 862,2133 0 17,413,605 394,555,828
2004–05 18,108,177 566,4313 0 18,674,608 422,525,376
2005–06 18,977,081 311,7773 188,576 19,477,434 453,260,380
2006–07 20,017,711 149,3033 0 20,167,014 486,657,601
2007–08 20,530,863 260,0003 0 20,790,863 523,098,300
2008–09 21,404,062 559,8333 0 21,963,895 562,661,375
2009–10 22,448,720 0 0 22,448,720 606,714,383
2010–11 22,996,056 0 0 22,996,056 655,636,605

Table 4 - Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account - Comparative Data—January 1, 1992 to March 31, 2011
Period / Fiscal Year Members' Contributions ($) Government Contributions ($) Interest ($) Actuarial and Other Accounting Adjustments ($) Total Receipts ($)
1992–93 1,944,720 13,837,316 806,119 0 16,588,155
1993–94 1,553,821 10,394,866 1,487,793 0 13,436,480
1994–95 1,610,329 9,058,349 2,025,049 0 12,693,727
1995–96 1,246,927 5,971,846 2,563,705 0 9,782,478
1996–97 1,074,385 4,944,660 2,853,534 0 8,872,579
1997–98 1,147,880 5,410,244 3,257,976 0 9,816,100
1998–99 1,353,367 6,816,386 3,769,294 0 11,939,047
1999–2000 1,248,721 7,397,670 4,458,146 0 13,104,537
2000–01 1,812,679 7,831,603 5,031,774 0 14,676,056
2001–02 2,448,630 15,269,084 6,396,263 0 24,113,977
2002–03 2,571,907 15,859,000 7,248,223 9,773,275 35,452,405
2003–04 2,925,422 16,921,883 9,979,113 9,773,275 39,599,693
2004–05 2,629,7852 16,297,793 11,702,344 9,645,766 40,275,688
2005–06 2,755,6072 16,529,339 13,591,352 5,708,760 38,585,058
2006–07 2,663,6522 16,178,865 15,103,392 0 33,945,909
2007–08 2,579,3742 16,480,107 16,501,512 0 35,560,993
2008–09 2,644,2272 17,921,071 17,734,300 600,000 38,899,598
2009–10 2,710,9732 18,071,572 19,272,737 600,000 40,655,282
2010–11 2,705,7972 19,084,944 20,980,723 600,000 43,371,464

Table 4 (cont'd) - Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account - Comparative Data—January 1, 1992 to March 31, 2011
Period / Fiscal Year Annual Allowances ($) Withdrawal Allowances ($) Refundable Tax ($) Total Payments ($) Account Balance ($)

1. Includes pension division payments plus interest on withdrawal allowances.

2. Includes contributions for current and prior service and interest paid by members.

1992–93 71,198 3,901 6,516,391 6,591,490 9,996,665
1993–94 391,546 571,762 6,637,345 7,600,653 15,832,492
1994–95 727,802 27,755 5,807,226 6,562,783 21,963,436
1995–96 762,478 574,6321 4,808,645 6,145,755 25,600,159
1996–97 772,012 57,1671 3,884,619 4,713,798 29,758,940
1997–98 954,739 718,3851 3,982,375 5,655,499 33,919,541
1998–99 976,109 113,9331 5,101,490 6,191,532 39,667,056
1999–2000 1,017,774 464,3611 5,790,772 7,272,907 45,498,686
2000–01 1,113,039 207,4621 6,460,747 7,781,248 52,393,494
2001–02 1,368,096 448,6291 10,049,942 11,866,667 64,640,804
2002–03 1,445,396 412,3841 10,982,904 12,840,684 87,252,525
2003–04 1,529,508 523,3131 17,926,813 19,979,634 106,872,584
2004–05 3,254,354 441,2591 17,944,084 21,639,697 125,508,575
2005–06 4,113,948 980,7091 18,223,501 23,318,158 140,775,475
2006–07 5,886,618 211,5171 13,540,275 19,638,410 155,082,974
2007–08 6,281,662 43,9871 18,318,531 24,644,180 165,999,787
2008–09 7,431,275 801,1241 15,438,016 23,670,415 181,228,970
2009–10 8,697,147 30,5621 15,693,048 24,420,757 197,463,495
2010–11 8,985,433 (4,123)1 16,820,431 25,801,741 215,033,218

Table 5 - New and Past Allowances for the Fiscal Year 2010–11

    1. The following 24 new allowances became payable:
      • 5 to former members of the Senate
      • 4 to the survivors of former members of the Senate
      • 6 to former members of the House of Commons
      • 1 to former members of the House of Commons whose allowances were reinstated
      • 8 to survivors of former members of the House of Commons
    2. Withdrawal allowances (i.e., return of members' contributions with interest) were paid in respect of 0 members of the House of Commons and 0 members of the Senate who retired.
  1. The following 19 allowances ceased to be payable:
    1. to 18 persons who died:
      • 5 former members of the Senate
      • 2 survivors of former members of the Senate
      • 8 former members of the House of Commons
      • 3 survivors of former members of the House of Commons
    2. to 1 person whose allowances ceased to be payable for the reasons given below:
      • 0 to the child of a former member of the Senate whose allowance was suspended due to age
      • 0 to the child of a former member of the House of Commons whose student allowance was suspended
      • 0 to former members of the House of Commons who transferred to the Senate
      • 0 to former members of the House of Commons who was re-elected to Parliament
      • 1 to former members of the House of Commons suspended re Bill C85

Since the Act came into force on November 20, 1952, a total of 1,445 annual allowances and 916 withdrawal allowances have been authorized.

The distribution of annual allowances in pay (including applicable indexation and MPRCA) at March 31, 2011, was as follows:

Table 6 - Distribution of Annual Allowances in Pay
Amount of Allowance ($) Former Members Survivors Dependant Children/Students Total
Notes:
  • Included in the above allowances, two former members were in receipt of an indexed annual allowance for service as prime minister.
  • The average annual allowance, including indexation and MPRCA, was $60,599 for former members of the Senate and $55,102 for former members of the House of Commons.
  • There were 14 former members of the Senate and 45 former members of the House of Commons who received an annual pension, including indexing and MPRCA, exceeding $90,000.
90,000 and over 59 0 0 59
85,000–89,999 15 0 0 15
80,000–84,999 20 0 0 20
75,000–79,999 22 0 0 22
70,000–74,999 11 1 0 12
65,000–69,999 33 1 0 34
60,000–64,999 39 0 0 39
55,000–59,999 23 2 0 25
50,000–54,999 38 4 0 42
45,000–49,999 28 8 0 36
40,000–44,999 41 16 0 57
35,000–39,999 46 25 0 71
30,000–34,999 33 11 0 44
25,000–29,999 27 24 0 51
20,000–24,999 24 23 0 47
15,000–19,999 18 16 0 34
Up to 14,999 24 30 6 60
Totals 501 161 6 668