An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session and the 40th Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Jan. 26, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act to allow the survivor of a contributor to receive an annual allowance after the death of the contributor even if the contributor and the survivor married or commenced to live in a conjugal relationship after the contributor had attained the age of sixty years.

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Canadian Forces Superannuation ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:15 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years).

Mr. Speaker, if we truly believe in supporting our troops, we need to ensure that we support them long after the uniform comes off.

Many people do not realize that when a military person remarries after the age of 60 and then dies, the second spouse is not entitled to any of the person's pension benefits. This needs to change. There should be no discrimination when a military person or another person marries after the age of 60. That is there personal business. The reality is that those people who care for our veterans and others deserve to have that pension benefit.

We ask that the government remove that clause from the act so that these men and women can have these benefits as properly accorded to them.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)