August 20, 2014 10:10 am

Councillors, mayors agree to fund their pensions

Hundreds of city workers in Montreal participated in protests with firefighters lighting hats on fire to show their frustration with proposed pension reforms on June 17, 2014.

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MONTREAL – The city’s elected officials have voted unanimously to ask the province to allow them to fund their pension plan equally with the city.

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Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has asked Pierre Moreau, Quebec’s Municipal Affairs Minister, to make the adjustment to align with the same changes other municipal employees are facing.

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Councillors and borough mayors had previously paid for only 23 per cent of their pension plans.

The motion was forwarded by David Belanger and seconded by Anne Bergeron.

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The vote was passed without objection Tuesday afternoon.

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