The cost to run the House of Commons rose $33-million last year to nearly $546-million.
House Speaker Geoff Regan, above, speaks during the first open Board of Internal Economy meeting Oct. 19, which he chaired. House chief financial officer Daniel Paquette, below left, told MPs House expenses went up in 2016-17, while Public Services and Procurement Canada's Rob Wright, below right, updated MPs on Hill construction projects. Screenshots courtesy of ParlVu
The powerful House of Commons Board of Internal Economy met for the first time in public last week, ending years of secrecy over the board’s activities.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.
'It is a weird irony that integration is being isolated this way,' says Anita Singh, while others say there’s an opportunity for the diversity, inclusion, and youth file to play a larger role in government.