July 21, 2024
It’s time just to close our eyes as a nation, hold our collective noses and pay to have 24 Sussex Drive (the official Ottawa residence of our prime ministers) renovated and upgraded to 21st Century security and communications.
24 Sussex renos a political hot potato
The issue of 24 Sussex is a smoldering mess, but something has to be done. Soon.

It’s time just to close our eyes as a nation, hold our collective noses and pay to have 24 Sussex Drive (the official Ottawa residence of our prime ministers) renovated and upgraded to 21st Century security and communications.

Be warned, it’s going to cost at least $50 million – about the same as the most expensive home currently on the market in the entire country.

Oh, I know, the latest estimates for giving the 19th Century matron a head-to-toe makeover put the cost at about $39 million. But those figures fail to take into account that the National Capital Commission will be in charge, and the NCC seemingly never brings any project in on time or on budget.

Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised if giving 24 Sussex its needed upgrade costs closer to $100 million.

The NCC, a Crown corporation, is one of the most pretentious and sneering agencies in our pretentious and sneering federal government.

It is politically correct and fashionably “green.”

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