Senator proposes fmr. governor general Payette lose pension

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A senator has proposed a private members’ bill which would see former governor general Julie Payette lose her generous government pension and benefits. Conservative Senator Claude Carignan says he will be putting forward a bill which would see governor generals lose their benefits if they resign before completing their terms. The move comes after Payette resigned in January after a report alleged she harassed and abused her staff as governor general. Under the current system, Payette receives an annual pension of almost $150,000 per year. Payette also qualifies for an annual expense budget of up to $206,000.

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