Lieutenant Governors Superannuation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-8)

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Lieutenant Governors Superannuation Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. L-8

An Act to provide for the payment of superannuation benefits to Lieutenant Governors

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Lieutenant Governors Superannuation Act.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 73, s. 1.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

contributor

contributeur

contributor means a Lieutenant Governor who is required by subsection 4(1) to contribute to the Consolidated Revenue Fund and includes

  • (a) a Lieutenant Governor who has, pursuant to subsection 4(2), ceased to be required so to contribute, and

  • (b) a Lieutenant Governor who has ceased to hold office as the lieutenant governor of a province and has become entitled to an immediate pension or a deferred pension under this Act; (contributeur)

deferred pension

pension différée

deferred pension means a pension that becomes payable to a person at the time he or she reaches sixty years of age; (pension différée)

disabled

invalide

disabled, with respect to a contributor, means afflicted with a permanent infirmity that renders the contributor incapable of performing the duties and functions of his office or incapable of pursuing regularly any substantially gainful occupation commensurate with his qualifications; (invalide)

immediate pension

pension immédiate

immediate pension means a pension that becomes payable to a person immediately on his becoming entitled thereto; (pension immédiate)

Lieutenant Governor

lieutenant-gouverneur

Lieutenant Governor means a person who holds office as the lieutenant governor of a province on or after December 2, 1975; (lieutenant-gouverneur)

survivor

survivant

survivor means

  • (a) a person who was married

    • (i) to a Lieutenant Governor or former Lieutenant Governor immediately before the death of the Lieutenant Governor or former Lieutenant Governor, and

    • (ii) in the case of a former Lieutenant Governor, to him or her immediately before the time when he or she ceased to be a Lieutenant Governor; or

  • (b) a person who establishes that the person was cohabiting in a relationship of a conjugal nature

    • (i) with a Lieutenant Governor or former Lieutenant Governor for at least one year immediately before the death of the Lieutenant Governor or former Lieutenant Governor, and

    • (ii) in the case of a former Lieutenant Governor, with him or her immediately before he or she ceased to be a Lieutenant Governor. (survivant)

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-8, s. 2;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 170;
  • 2002, c. 17, s. 17.

PART ISuperannuation

Benefits

Marginal note:Pension to Lieutenant Governor
  •  (1) Every contributor who has contributed under this Act in respect of five years of service as the lieutenant governor of a province is, subject to this Act,

    • (a) entitled on ceasing to hold office as the lieutenant governor of a province,

      • (i) if he or she has reached the age of sixty years or is disabled, to an immediate pension calculated in accordance with subsection (2), or

      • (ii) if he or she has not reached the age of sixty years, subject to subsection (3), to

        • (A) a deferred pension, calculated in accordance with subsection (2), or

        • (B) a return of the total contributions made by him or her under this Part, together with interest, if any, calculated pursuant to subsection (5),

        at his or her option; and

    • (b) entitled, if he or she becomes disabled not having reached sixty years of age but having become entitled to a deferred pension, to an immediate pension calculated in accordance with subsection (2), in which case he or she ceases to be entitled to a deferred pension referred to in clause (a)(ii)(A).

  • Marginal note:Amount of pension

    (2) Subject to this Act, the pension to which a contributor is entitled under this section is three-tenths of the average salary received by him during the last five years of his service as the lieutenant governor of a province.

  • Marginal note:Option deemed to be exercised

    (3) Where under subsection (1) a contributor is entitled to a deferred pension or a return of contributions at his option and he fails to exercise the option within six months from the day on which he ceases to hold office as the lieutenant governor of a province, he shall be deemed to have exercised the option in favour of a deferred pension.

  • Marginal note:Return of contributions to Lieutenant Governor on ceasing to hold office

    (4) Every contributor who, on ceasing to hold office as the lieutenant governor of a province, is not entitled to a pension under subsection (1) is entitled, on ceasing to hold that office, to a return of the total contributions made by him under this Part, together with interest, if any, calculated pursuant to subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Interest on payment and amount of contributions

    (5) When, at any time after December 31, 1975, a contributor or his or her survivor, estate or succession becomes entitled, pursuant to subsection (1) or (4) or section 8 or 9, to be paid any amount of the contributions made by the contributor under this Part, the President of the Treasury Board shall

    • (a) determine the total amount of contributions that have been made under this Part by the contributor during each year, in this subsection called a "contribution year", in which contributions were made by the contributor; and

    • (b) calculate interest at the rate of four per cent compounded annually on the aggregate amount in respect of each contribution year from December 31 of that year to December 31 of the year immediately preceding the year in which the contributor ceased to hold office as the lieutenant governor of a province.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-8, s. 3;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 171;
  • 2002, c. 17, s. 18.

Contributions

Marginal note:Lieutenant Governor’s contribution
  •  (1) Every Lieutenant Governor shall, by reservation from his salary, contribute to the Consolidated Revenue Fund six per cent of his salary.

  • Marginal note:Contributions not required

    (2) Notwithstanding anything in this Part, no contributor shall contribute as required by subsection (1) after he has contributed under this Act in respect of service as the lieutenant governor of a province totalling five years.

  • Marginal note:Income Tax Act

    (3) For the purposes of the Income Tax Act, the amount contributed by a Lieutenant Governor pursuant to subsection (1) shall be deemed to be contributed to or under a registered pension plan.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-8, s. 4;
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 242.

Election not to Contribute

Marginal note:Election not to contribute under section 4
  •  (1) A Lieutenant Governor may, in writing, elect, within six months after his appointment as the lieutenant governor of a province, not to contribute pursuant to section 4 and on so electing he shall, notwithstanding that section, not be required to contribute pursuant to that section.

  • Marginal note:Return of contributions

    (2) A Lieutenant Governor who has made an election under this section and who has made any contributions pursuant to section 4 or 13 is entitled to a return of the total amount of those contributions, without interest.

  • Marginal note:Election irrevocable

    (3) An election made under this section is irrevocable.

  • Marginal note:When sections 3, 4, 7, 8 and 8.1 do not apply

    (4) Sections 3 and 4 do not apply to a Lieutenant Governor who has made an election under this section and sections 7, 8 and 8.1 do not apply to the survivor of a Lieutenant Governor who has made an election under this section.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-8, s. 5;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 172.

Diversion of Payments

Marginal note:Diversion to satisfy financial support order
  •  (1) When any court in Canada of competent jurisdiction has made an order requiring a former Lieutenant Governor to pay financial support, amounts payable to the former Lieutenant Governor under this Part are subject to being diverted to the person named in the order in accordance with Part II of the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act.

  • Marginal note:Payment deemed to be to pension recipient

    (2) For the purposes of this Part, any payment made pursuant to subsection (1) shall be deemed to have been made to the former lieutenant governor in respect of whom the payment was made.

  • R.S., 1985, c. L-8, s. 6;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 173.
 
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