An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act (retiring annuity and other benefits)


Marilyn Gladu  Conservative

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


Introduced, as of June 2, 2021

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This enactment amends the

Governor General’s Act

to provide that a Governor General is not eligible for a retiring annuity or other benefits unless they hold office for at least five consecutive years.‍


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Governor General’s ActRoutine Proceedings

June 2nd, 2021 / 4:30 p.m.
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Marilyn Gladu Conservative Sarnia—Lambton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act (retiring annuity and other benefits)

Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to introduce my private member's bill.

Canadians were outraged when the former governor general left the office in disgrace and was able to collect pension and benefits of over $300,000. This private member's bill would ensure that anyone who does not serve for the full five-year term, for reasons other than medical, would not be entitled to those benefits.

It is time to fix this. This private member's bill would do that.

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