PMO expenses

PMO expense controversy seen as ‘bump in the road,’ reminder even top political staffers ‘can get smacked down’ for a few days

Former Harper staffer Andrew MacDougall says he's surprised how ‘poorly prepared’ the PMO was on the moving-expense issue, but political watchers say once it became a news story and a problem, Katie Telford and Gerald Butts managed it well.

Experts say PMO chief of staff Katie Telford, left, and principal secretary Gerald Butts were smart to post their explanation and apology for the controversial $200,000 moving expenses on Facebook because they were targeting Liberals and it was a more personal approach. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By DEREK ABMA

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

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