Marriage Over 60 – Bill Introduced

Federal Bill Introduced to Eliminate Marriage After 60 “GoldDigger” Clause


Dear Members,

The Association has been advised by Christine Ackermann, Legislative Assistant to M.P. Rachel Blaney (NDP) representing North Island – Powell River B.C. of the following.

MP Blaney’s image appears below.

“MP Blaney Rachel introduced her private Member’s bill, C-221, to eliminate the ‘golddigger clause’ earlier this morning (ed note: December 16, 2021),. Randall Garrison, NDP MP with CFB Esquimalt in his riding, seconded the bill: https://youtu.be/d9j45kLABas You will find a copy of the bill attached.

Thought you would like to know that the assistant to Conservative MP Caputo told me that his boss was not allowed to second Rachel’s bill because their policy team was not able to confirm the Conservative position on the marriage after 60 clause.

Please feel free to share the news about Rachel’s bill. I will be in touch again in the new year as Rachel would like to work with you, and other organizations, to exert pressure on the government to adopt the bill and eliminate the clause.”

Several weeks ago, President Glenn addressed a letter from the Association to all members of Parliament asking that consideration be given to eliminating the after 60 clause. This would appear to have had some positive results.

We will continue to keep you apprised of any further developments and we do share in Ms. Ackermann’s suggestion that any possibilities of keeping pressure on members of the Federal Government to eliminate the clause should be explored.

The actual bill is attached and as noted in Ms. Ackermann’s remarks, the presentation of the Bill to Parliament has been captured on Youtube at the noted address.

James Forrest
Director of Communications

 

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