Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

As reported by the Toronto Sun:

On top of the golden pension and multi-million-dollar “start-up grant,” ex-governors general can still bill taxpayers for “expenses” – indefinitely. And since the government does not proactively release any details about these expenses, and current access to information laws don’t cover former governors general, we don’t even get to know what we’re paying for.

This policy first came to light in 2011 when it was reported that former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (who had already achieved notoriety for her free-spending ways while still in office) had billed taxpayers for more than $500,000 for “temporary” secretarial help after retiring in 2005. Then, in 2018, it came to light that Clarkson’s “temporary” needs had apparently become permanent, running up the total taxpayer bill to more than $1.1 million.

In the wake of the public attention drawn to Clarkson’s million-dollar-plus tab, Trudeau promised to review the ex-Governor General expenses program, but more than two years later, nothing has changed.

We, the undersigned, demand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately and permanently cut "golden pension" and "startup grants" to ex-governor generals of Canada.
Further, we demand that ex-governor general Julie Payette be stripped of all pensions and benefits afforded to ex-governor generals, due to breech of contract in creating a toxic work environment.
Additionally, we the undersigned, demand that all governor general spending be made transparent and public accessible.

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