Government to review funding for former governors general, Trudeau says

‘People who’ve stepped up and offered a tremendous service to this country’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll reconsider the perks and supports Canada gives former governors general.

The federal government’s books show that Adrienne Clarkson, who was governor general from 1999 to 2005, has billed more than $1 million in expenses since leaving the job.

“We are going to take a look at what best practices would be in terms of supporting people who’ve served Canada in the viceregal capacity,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday morning.

“These are people who’ve stepped up and offered a tremendous service to this country,” he said. “Canadians expect a certain level of transparency and accountability, and we’re going to make sure we’re moving forward in a thoughtful way.”

%d bloggers like this: