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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-305
An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act (retiring annuity and other benefits)
FIRST READING, June 2, 2021
Ms. Gladu
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SUMMARY

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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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-305
An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act (retiring annuity and other benefits)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. G-9

Governor General’s Act

1 The title of Part II of the Governor General’s Act is replaced by the following:
Governor General’s Retiring Annuity and Other Benefits
2(1)The portion of subsection 6(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Annuity
6(1) When a Governor General who has held office for at least five consecutive years ceases to hold office as such, there shall be paid to him or her an annuity equal to the aggregate of
(2)Section 6 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Medical reasons
(1.‍1)A Governor General who, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, is unable for medical reasons to hold office for five consecutive years is deemed to have held office for at least five consecutive years for the purpose of subsection (1).
3The Act is amended by adding the following after section 11:
Other benefits
12No money shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purpose of providing administrative support to or reimbursing expenses incurred by a former Governor General who held office for less than five consecutive years.

Transitional Provision

Former Governor General
4(1) The payment, under Part II of the Governor General’s Act as it read immediately before the day on which this Act comes into force, of an annuity to a former Governor General who held office for less than five consecutive years ceases on the day on which this Act comes into force.‍
Survivor
(2) The payment, under Part II of the Governor General’s Act as it read immediately before the day on which this Act comes into force, of an annuity to a survivor shall continue during the life of the survivor.‍
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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