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)