Unions wary of Treasury Board’s $6-billion ‘strategic policy review,’ and want more details on transforming some federal buildings into residential properties
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier recently said the government should look to 'strengthen our downtown cores' by ensuring unused office spaces aren't kept empty, and are potentially available for conversion into community living spaces.
Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, pictured during a press conference surrounding pre-budget consultations on Jan. 25, 2021. The Treasury Board has indicated that 'managing public finances in a prudent and responsible manner requires ongoing review' and that 'some actions may be decided in the shorter-term, while others—like the use of federal real property in a post-pandemic reality—will likely require more time.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade