The Liberals are blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars to redecorate offices that they may not even be occupying after October.
The question was posed to the government by Ontario Conservative MP Bob Saroya.
“With regard to renovation, redesign and refurnishing of Minister’s or Deputy Minister's offices since April 1st 2018, what is the total cost of any spending on renovating, redesigning and re-furnishing for each ministerial office...”
It looks like the Liberals are splurging on themselves on the way out the door.
The Immigration Review Board, backlogged by years, spent $22,000 on new furniture for the head of the review board’s office and another $10,000 in general renovations.
Crown and Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada spent over $11,000 renovating their ministerial office. But they weren't done yet. The ministry spent another $169,000 upgrading the digs in the Deputy Minister's office.
Indigenous Services Canada spent $56,000 revamping the Minister's office and another $2,400 on the Deputy Minister's office.
The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada spent $24,500.
Canada Border Services agency spent over $203,000 audio visual equipment and another nearly $700 for a portable dishwasher.
October is coming and the polls don’t look that great for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. A Nanos poll from last week has the “Conservatives at 35.4 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 29.7 per cent, the NDP at 15.0 percent, the BQ at 4.4 per cent, the Greens at 11.3per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 0.9 per cent.”
Maybe the Liberals shouldn’t get too cozy in those fancy new offices.