An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for survivors and children)

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of April 14, 2016

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Summary

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The purpose of this enactment is to increase the allowance given to the survivors and children of Canadian Forces or Royal Canadian Mounted Police contributors from 50% to 70% of the contributor’s annuity or allowance.

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Canadian Forces Superannuation ActRoutine Proceedings

April 14th, 2016 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen NDP London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-261, an act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (increase of allowance for survivors and children).

Mr. Speaker, many veterans' spouses are forced to give up their own careers to support the veteran during the veteran's service when they are moved from city to city, making it difficult for the spouse to establish a career; or a spouse may give up work to care for an injured veteran. It is important that supports remain in place for the spouse and family after the veteran passes away.

Currently veterans' families receive an allowance after the veteran passes. This bill would raise the amount that the veteran's spouse or survivor or dependant children are provided for in an allowance. It would raise it to 70% of the veteran's annual allowance or annuity. This would provide much-needed additional financial support to families and to veterans.

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