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Harper won’t leave 24 Sussex despite “urgent” need for renovations

More than $10 million in repairs required on PM’s official residence

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Stephen Harper “sees no need for a substantial renovation program” at 24 Sussex Drive, despite a leaky roof, temperamental heating system and asbestos. The Prime Minister is staying put at his official residence in Ottawa, even though the National Capital Commission, the Crown corporation that manages the building, has reasserted the need for more than $10 million in repairs. The commission deemed the long list of repairs “urgent” four years ago, and now says the repairs will require Harper to live somewhere else for more than a year.  “The Prime Minister and his family find 24 Sussex adequate to their needs,” a spokeswoman told the National Post.

National Post

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