Despite claims to the contrary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured outside of Rideau Cottage on Feb. 9, has seemingly turned his back on promises to improve freedom of information. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government seems to dislike being called out for breaking promises—particularly those which it pitched to distinguish itself from its Conservative predecessor.
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MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.