Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, two of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trusted advisers, have to repay over $65, 000 in “unreasonable” expenses after the Liberal government approved $207, 052.11 in moving expenses to re-locate them from Toronto to Ottawa.
Here’s a breakdown of each of their claims:
Gerald Butts ($126, 669.56)
- Moving logistics: $14,636.39
- Real estate commission, fees and employer taxes: $47,103.56
- Personalized cash and incidentals: $20,799.10
- Land transfer tax, legal fees and insurance: $25,141.31
- Temporary rental lodging (apartment): $18,247.60
- Administration fees: $468.60
- Travel: $273
Katie Telford ($80, 382.55)
- Moving logistics: $10,735.50
- Real estate commission, fees and employer taxes: $44,149.40
- Personalized cash payout and incidentals: $23,373.71
- Administration fees: $1,577.94
- Travel: $546
Butt’s posted a statement on his Facebook page earlier this week.
“We take full responsibility for this having happened and because of that we are sorry. We’ve learned a lot of lessons over the past few days, and we commit to continuing to improve transparency in the future.”
CBC reported that Butts will be paying back a total of $41,618.62 and Telford will pay back $20,810.52.