The Canadian Press recently published an article “Funding to help former governors general set up charities is discretionary: Privy Council“.   The article notes: “The federal government has allocated $30 million over the past 15 years to sustain charitable foundations created by governors general once they leave office.”  It is not clear if Julie Payette would would be interested in setting up a foundation or whether the Federal government would agree to a request for funds if it ever came.

The article notes;

The PMO referred The Canadian Press to an email statement from Privy Council Office spokesperson Beatrice Fenelon, who said funding for former governors general’s foundations is discretionary.

“This is not an entitlement and the decision to provide financial support, including the amount of support, to a foundation established when a Governor General leaves office is made on a case-by-case basis,” said Fenelon.