Three of the four Senators who were suspended last year for filing false expense and living allowance claims have repaid a total of $465,000 over the past year-and-a-half, including interest on the money they wrongly received, public accounts and Senate records show.
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It’s still unclear how much the support will ultimately cost, and how many businesses and organizations will apply and receive such assistance, though Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that the 'costs keep climbing.'
Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said he has spoken with representatives from media groups and trade unions representing journalists, and the government is doing 'everything we can to help them make it through this cr