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NCC, PMO tightlipped about future of 24 Sussex

By Marco Vigliotti      

Time to be 'political grown-ups' and change the conversation on restoring the publicly owned official residence, says strategist MacEachern.

Archivist Michel Prévost says consecutive delays would serve to balloon the cost of renovations at 24 Sussex. Photo courtesy of the National Capital Commission

The future of 24 Sussex remains shrouded in mystery more than six months after Justin Trudeau announced he would not move into the official residence for the prime minister that is desperately in need of repairs. The iconic residence on the shores of the Ottawa River is widely acknowledged to need extensive renovations after years of deferred maintenance, which finally appears impending with Mr. Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) agreeing not to move in, presumably to allow for work to be completed. A

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