Sep 22, 2016
By Michael Kramer
The Prime Minister’s chief of staff Katie Telford – and principal secretary Gerald Butts say they followed all the rules – but they don’t feel comfortable about some of the relocation costs – to which they were entitled, so they’ll both reimburse the government for miscellaneous moving expenses.
In a statement released to the media, the pair apologized for the controversy surrounding the moving expenses – since they were revealed by the government earlier this week – in response to written question from a Conservative MP.
The top aides say they followed the policy that’s been in place for decades – but they say Trudeau has asked Treasury Board to create a new policy – to govern relocation expenses across the whole of government.