moved for leave to introduce Bill C-208, an act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act.
Madam Speaker, this bill deals with the pensions of parliamentarians and this bill prohibits double-dipping; that is, it prohibits parliamentarians from receiving a pension from the Government of Canada if that individual is receiving a salary from the Government of Canada or crown corporation.
This bill also prevents a member from collecting a parliamentary pension until that member reaches the age of 60.
As we saw during the last election this matter is of great concern to Canadians. Given the positions already taken by all sides of the House, I certainly look forward to this bill passing very quickly.
I wish to thank the hon. member for Regina-Lumsden for seconding the motion.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)