If the next federal election is delayed from October 20, 2025, to October 27, as the Trudeau government desires, many Liberal and NDP MPs who were elected on October 21, 2019 will just narrowly qualify for a lifetime pension by passing the six-year threshold.

Notably, the delay would only be of benefit to the Trudeau government if they believe they will lose the next election. Indeed, if Trudeau thought he could win the upcoming election, there would be little reason to delay to ensure his MPs would be given pensions.