96. Any officer subject to the application of this Act may, for the purposes of his pension, be credited with, wholly or in part, if he wishes, the time during which he has been in the service of Québec before this Act became applicable to him, on the conditions hereinafter stipulated.
Every person who has held, in the service of the Province, an office determined by the Government for which he was remunerated on a fees basis and who, thereafter, became an officer subject to the application of this Act may be credited with, wholly or in part, as he wishes, the time during which he was so remunerated on a fees basis by giving a notice to that effect not later than 31 December 1978.
Any officer who began to pay contributions to the plan provided for in this division after 17 November 1959 but before 1 January 1970 must have given notice, before 1 January 1971, of his intention to avail himself of the provisions of the first paragraph, indicating the period he wishes to be credited with, and any officer who began to pay contributions to the plan provided for in this division after 31 December 1969 must give or, as the case may be, have given such notice within 12 months after the day he began or begins to pay contributions.
Such officer must, moreover, pay, in the manner determined by the third paragraph of section 95, an amount equal to the deductions which would have been made from his salary if this Act had been applicable to him at that time, at the rate of 5 %. That salary shall in no case exceed the salary the officer is receiving at the time he begins to contribute to this plan.
The time during which the officer was in the service of Québec before this Act became applicable to him, may be credited even if the employment was discontinuous and whatever may have been the method and amount of remuneration.The time during which the officer was in the employ of the City of Montréal, in the Sales Tax Division, may be credited in the same manner.
When the number of years of service which an officer wishes to have credited under this section is more than five, the amount payable shall be reduced by a percentage equal to twice the number of years to be credited in excess of five and up to twenty-five.
A person who has already been a member of a commission or board, whose members are appointed by the Government during at least two years and not more than three years and who, later, has been in the service of the Federal Government during not less than seven years or more than nine years, may, when he is again appointed a member of such commission or board, be credited with, in whole or in part, his years of service with such commission or board, or with the Federal Government, by complying with the provisions of this section. The years which may thus be credited to him shall be those in respect of which such person shall have paid 5 % of the remuneration which was paid to him during such years.
For the purposes of this section, the words “this Act” shall include Division I.
Any officer who is a member of the plan provided for in this division and who has already been subject to the application of the Act respecting the Teachers Pension Plan (chapter R-11) is entitled to be credited, for the purposes of his pension, with the time he was entitled to be credited with for the purposes of the latter plan at the time he ceased to participate in the plan, as if it were a period during which he was in the service of Québec within the meaning of the first paragraph of this section by giving a notice to that effect within the year following 13 December 1974 for any teacher who became an officer between 1 July 1965 and 13 December 1974. Any teacher who became an officer after 13 December 1974 must have given or, as the case may be, give such a notice within the twelve months following the date on which he began or begins to pay contributions to the plan provided for in this division.
Any officer who is subject to the application of this Act and who has been a member or employee of an Apprenticeship Commission instituted under the Apprenticeship Assistance Act (Revised Statutes, 1964, chapter 148) may be credited with the time during which he was a member or employee of such a Commission as if such time had been served in the employ of Québec by giving within the year following the 13 December 1974 a written notice and paying an amount equal to the deductions that would have been made had this paragraph been applicable to him.
A pensioner under the plan provided for in this division may, by giving notice to that effect before 10 August 1978, be credited with the time during which he was in the employ of the Québec Metal Mining Association Inc.
R. S. 1964, c. 14, s. 71; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 15, s. 32; 1966, c. 6, s. 16; 1969, c. 15, s. 39; 1970, c. 8, s. 8; 1973, c. 12, s. 181; 1974, c. 10, s. 24; 1977, c. 22, s. 50; 1983, c. 24, s. 53; 1987, c. 47, s. 152; 1988, c. 82, s. 146.