Mr. Speaker, the numbers are out. The Prime Minister's office budget has ballooned by 30% to $10 million per year.
Residents in the Ingonish, Cape Breton area have been waiting for a new federal building, at a cost of $10 million. The building would house the RCMP, DFO and Parks Canada. Year in and year out the government has said no, resulting in increased costs and delay.
Why can the Prime Minister find $10 million for his own office when he cannot find $10 million for Ingonish?