Canada Pension Plan (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-8)

Act current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Survivor’s pension, death benefit or orphan’s benefit not payable
  •  (1) Despite section 44, a survivor’s pension, death benefit or orphan’s benefit is not payable to an individual in the following circumstances:

    • (a) in the case of the survivor’s pension, the individual who otherwise would have been entitled to receive the survivor’s pension as a result of the death of the contributor is not so entitled if the Minister is informed and satisfied that the individual has been convicted of first or second degree murder or manslaughter of the contributor;

    • (b) in the case of the death benefit, the individual who otherwise would have been entitled to receive the death benefit under section 71 as a result of the death of the contributor is not so entitled if the Minister is informed and satisfied that the individual has been convicted of first or second degree murder or manslaughter of the contributor; and

    • (c) in the case of the orphan’s benefit, the individual who otherwise would have been entitled to receive the orphan’s benefit as a result of the death of the contributor is not so entitled if the Minister is informed and satisfied that the individual

      • (i) has been convicted of first or second degree murder or manslaughter of the contributor,

      • (ii) has received an adult sentence for that murder or manslaughter, and

      • (iii) is 18 years of age or older.

  • Marginal note:Conviction reversed

    (2) If the Minister is informed and satisfied that an individual’s conviction for first or second degree murder or manslaughter of the contributor has been reversed, the charges have been withdrawn or the proceedings were stayed and not recommenced within the required time period and that all rights of appeal have been exhausted, the individual’s entitlement to the pension or benefit to which they would otherwise have been entitled under this Act shall be reinstated and any amount recovered from the individual shall be repaid.

  • Marginal note:Conviction outside Canada

    (3) If an individual has been convicted by a court outside Canada in respect of an offence that, if it had been committed in Canada, would have constituted first or second degree murder or manslaughter, the Minister may deem that conviction to be a conviction of first or second degree murder or manslaughter for the purposes of this section.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of pension or benefits

    (4) An individual who has received a pension or benefit referred to in this section and in respect of whom the Minister is subsequently informed and satisfied that the individual has been convicted of first or second degree murder or manslaughter of the contributor shall be deemed not to have been entitled to receive such pension or benefit, which shall constitute a debt due to Her Majesty under section 66 and the Minister shall recover those amounts, including any amounts paid before the date of the individual’s conviction.

  • Marginal note:Conviction prior to coming into force

    (5) For greater certainty, this section applies in respect of any first or second degree murder or manslaughter conviction of which the Minister is informed before, on or after the coming into force of this section.

  • Definition of “first or second degree murder”

    (6) For the purpose of this section, “first or second degree murder” means murder within the meaning of section 231 of the Criminal Code.

  • Definition of “manslaughter”

    (7) For the purpose of this section, “manslaughter” means manslaughter within the meaning of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Exception — probation order

    (8) This section does not apply to an individual who is convicted of manslaughter if the individual is released on the conditions prescribed in a probation order under paragraph 731(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

  • 2015, c. 17, s. 1.