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Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, in the case of the higher numbers within the Prime Minister's office, the vast majority of the costs are associated with real estate fees and legal fees and are consistent with the rules.

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, I am very proud that we have formed a team of passionate, hardworking, and highly skilled Canadians to give the public the change they voted for. The Canadians who are part of our team helped us and are helping Canadian businesses to grow, innovate, and export to cre

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, the government has had a relocation policy for public servants and political staff since the 1970s. The current rules were written in 2008. In the cases in question, the vast majority of the costs had to do with legal and real estate sales fees. When it comes to th

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, we built a team of passionate, hard-working, extremely qualified Canadians to deliver the change that Canadians voted for. Some people had to sell their home and move with their families and children to Ottawa. Any relocation was done in accordance with the relevan

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, we built a team of passionate, hard-working, extremely qualified Canadians to deliver the change Canadians voted for. The government has had a relocation policy for public servants and ministerial staff since the 1970s. The current rules in place were written in 200

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, in the same document the member has quoted, it also states that this government has raised the bar on transparency. We will continue to raise the bar. Let me remind Canadians that any relocation was done in accordance with the guidelines.

September 22nd, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, we acted in accordance with all the rules for relocation expenses that were put in place by the previous government in 2008. This is a longstanding policy and we will continue to follow it for now.

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, Canadians voted for the growth of the middle class. Canadians voted for a stronger economy. Canadians voted for a government that works for them, a government that they have not seen in over a decade. Our government is committed to working for middle-class Canadian

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, the fact is that when we came into office, we acted in accordance with the rules set up by a previous government, in 2008, for relocation expenses. This has been a long-standing policy, and we will continue to follow it for now. Canadians voted for a stronger middle

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, it is the party opposite that put the rules into place, and the rules were followed.

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, there have been rules in place on the relocation of public servants and political staff since the 1970s. The current rules we are following were put in place in 2008, and every minister's office has followed those rules since. I am taking this opportunity to also sh

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Spending  Mr. Speaker, we have formed a team made up of a diverse group of passionate, hard-working, and very competent Canadians to give the public the change that they voted for. Many of them had to cross the country with their family and their children to come live in Ottawa. As part

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to stand in the House to share with Canadians that we have built a diverse team of passionate, hard-working, extremely qualified Canadians to deliver the change people voted for. Many people moved across this country with their families and children to s

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, thank you for providing me the opportunity to share with Canadians that the party opposite should know what the current guidelines for relocation are, given that it wrote them. Tens of thousands of Canadians applied to be part of the team for the mandate this govern

September 21st, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal

Government Expenditures  Mr. Speaker, Canadians expect public monies to be used responsibly and economically. We are committed to living up to those expectations. The team in Ottawa came from coast to coast to serve Canadians and deliver on our promise to grow the middle class and help those determined t

September 20th, 2016House debate

Bardish ChaggerLiberal