This should be a no-brainer, but don't count on it!
PM's residence needs $10 million in repairs
The prime minister and his family may have to pack up and find a new temporary home if they heed the advice of Canada's auditor general.
A report released by Sheila Fraser on Tuesday states that "24 Sussex Drive (is) showing signs of fatigue and wear, and (requires) extensive repair work."
The repairs are estimated to cost about $10 million, and the report notes that "prolonged access to 24 Sussex Drive will be required for rehabilitation of the residence." That would require the prime minister and his family to move out for up to 15 months.
On CTV's Mike Duffy Live, Fraser listed off a number of repairs that need to be made. She said:
The windows are extremely old
There is a lot of asbestos in the house
The residence does not have a sprinkler system
"The list goes on and on," Fraser said.
Okay, so just do it!! Well, not so fast according to this CTV poll:
The auditor general says 24 Sussex needs $10M-worth of renovations. What should the PM do?
Listen, it's worth it 1104 votes (56 %)
Ignore, stay frugal 885 votes (44 %)
Total Votes: 1989
I just want to know why 44% of Canadians don't want to protect our heritage? Have they no pride in Canada's history?
Let's send in Mike Holmes, we can get the real honest truth from him. It would also be fun to watch his show and see the repairs being done. It's a win/win for Holmes and Canadians.