Ministerial offices saw 15 per cent spike in spending in 2017-18
The spike in spending can be attributed to higher overall spending among several ministers' offices, the inclusion of costs for regional ministerial offices, and increased expenses at the PMO.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, followed by members of his cabinet, walks out of Rideau Hall after an August 2017 cabinet shuffle. Ministerial office spending went up in 2017-18. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade