An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act

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An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act

S.C. 2004, c. 18

Assented to 2004-05-14

An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Parliament of Canada Act to permit members of Parliament who cease to be members after the age of 50 but before the age of 55 to participate in medical, dental and life insurance plans that they would be eligible to participate in if they had reached the age of 55.

It also amends that Act to permit former members of Parliament who are in receipt of a disability allowance to participate in medical, dental and life insurance plans that they would be eligible to participate in if they were in receipt of an allowance under the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Marginal note:R.S., c. P-1

1. The Parliament of Canada Act is amended by adding the following after section 71.1:

Group Insurance Plans

Marginal note:Eligibility if person not in receipt of allowance

71.2 (1) If a person, having reached 50 years of age and having contributed or elected to contribute under the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act as a member for at least six years, ceases to be a member of the Senate or the House of Commons and is not in receipt of an allowance by virtue of subsection 37.1(1) of that Act, the person is deemed to be in receipt of an allowance, other than a withdrawal allowance, under that Act for the purpose of being eligible to participate in the Public Service Health Care Plan, the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan and the Public Service Management Insurance Plan established by the Treasury Board, on the same terms and conditions as apply to persons in receipt of an allowance, other than a withdrawal allowance, under that Act.

Marginal note:When provision ceases to apply

(2) Subsection (1) ceases to apply if the person

(a) reaches 55 years of age;

(b) becomes entitled to receive a disability pension under the Canada Pension Plan or a provincial pension plan similar to it; or

(c) becomes a member of the Senate or the House of Commons.

Marginal note:Eligibility if person in receipt of disability allowance

(3) A person who is entitled to and elects to receive a disability allowance under section 71.1 is deemed to be in receipt of an allowance, other than a withdrawal allowance, under the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act for the purpose of being eligible to participate in the plans referred to in subsection (1), on the same terms and conditions as apply to persons in receipt of an allowance, other than a withdrawal allowance, under that Act.

Marginal note:Coming into force

2. This Act is deemed to have come into force on January 1, 2001.
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