Bill C-518: Revoking Pensions for Convicted Politicians Tag

05 Feb 2014 New EasyMail: C-518 Revoking Pensions for Convicted Politicians Act

In this age of public distrust towards our governing officials, MP John Williamson has introduced a private member's bill (C-518) which addresses political corruption directly. In a nutshell, it would ensure that a MP or Senator who has been convicted of a serious crime while serving in office would not be eligible to collect their Parliamentary pension. This would make any government official think a few times before using the system for personal advantage. It is easy for the public and media to be cynical of our government leaders -...

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