Doppler radar, $10 garage-opener remote, 505 phones: feds lose $18-million of property in 2017-18
By Jolson LimOct. 25, 2018
Among items lost or stolen are a $5,683 boat motor, a $170 sleeping bag, and 472 keys, badges, identity cards, and electronic security and access items.
The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, pictured in 2011, is the central hub for the federal government and its public service. More than $18-million were lost to thefts, vandalism, accidental losses, damages and destruction. The Hill Times file photograph
The federal government lost 505 BlackBerrys and other mobile devices, 152 computers, and a “public transit token” curiously valued at $153 in 2017-18, newly released public accounts figures show.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Gerald Butts has removed himself from the daily political grind of strategizing how to keep the Liberals in power. But observers say it's unlikely he will be consigned to watch the campaign unfold from the sidelines.
SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
The Quebec company had extensive access to government ministers and top staffers, and was the only organization registered to lobby for allowing deferred prosecution agreements for white collar crimes.