To the editor,
According to recent media reports, former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter will get a pension of $130,000.
This pension was financed on a 23-to-1 basis. In other words, for every dollar Dexter contributed for his public service in strive-ridden Halifax and the rest of the province, taxpayers contributed $23.
I spent 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces which included four overseas tours – one in Korea amd three with NATO.
My pension is eight per cent that of Dexter’s and I contributed the same as the taxpayers.
We all had the chance of being in harm’s way. He didn’t.
With our rate of pay, we had to know how to manage money. He didn’t. Go figure.
John J. Sterling