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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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.