Adrienne Clarkson, Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess Patricia's Candian Light Infantry (PPCLI), presided at the 3rd Battalion PPCLI Change of Command ceremony at CFB Edmonton on Wednesday June 13, 2018. Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt.-Col.) Adam Moore succeeds Lt.-Col. Derek Prohar as the Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion Princess Patriciaís Canadian Light Infantry. The Change of Command Parade was followed by the Princess Patriciaís Canadian Light Infantry Colonel of the Regiment Change of Appointment from Major-General W.B. Vernon CD (Retired) to Brigadier-General V.W. Kennedy, OMM, MSM, CD (Retired). (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson is still billing Canadian taxpayers more than $100,000 a year in office expenses, and has now claimed more than $1.1 million in such expenses since she left Rideau Hall in 2005.
The expenses, paid through an unusual program that allows former governors general to bill for office expenses for the rest of their life, is used by other former governors general as well. But only Clarkson is regularly billing more than $100,000 annually, which means her expenses show up as a separate line item in the federal government’s public accounts.