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House reports $344.2-million in spending so far in 2020-21, as BOIE extends COVID supports for MPs

By Laura Ryckewaert      

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.

Parliament Hill's Centre Block building, as pictured on Jan. 16, 2020. House of Commons spending as of the third quarter of 2020-21 was down $6.2-million, or 1.8 per cent, overall compared to the same period the year prior. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Thanks to COVID-19, House of Commons spending continued its downward trend through the third quarter of 2020-21, with $344.2-million in net spending as of Dec. 31, 2020, or 63.9 per cent of the $539-million in approved funding.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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