So Gerry Butts and Katie Telford were indeed among the entitled PMO wheeze kids at the relocation trough, as Globe and Mail gumshoe Laura Stone reports, dinging taxpayers for $127,000 and $80,000, not necessarily respectively.
These epic Toronto-Ottawa migrations cleanly eviscerated the mumbling points of Bardish Chagger (one of whose own fartcatchers billed taxpayers $70,000.) The Liberal house leader suggested that it was the cost of flying in diverse superstar geniuses from, say, Nunavut or Labrador, that ran up such outrageous bills.
“The team in Ottawa came from coast to coast to coast to serve Canadians and deliver on our promise to grow the middle class and those working hard to join it,” Chagger bleated.
For plucky immigrants Gerald Michael Butts and the delightful Jodi Lynn Heimpel (!) Butts, their journey from Toronto to Ottawa last spring ended in the lovely community of Westboro. There, they used the $630K profit from their TO home and purchased a middle class dream pile on Cowley Ave. for $1.3-million in March. The sale finally closed in July.
Sales fluff: “Amian Developments presents this 4 Bdrm, $2,550 sq ft plus $1,110 sq ft finished lower level custom Jacque [sic] Hamel home. Designer Irpinia kitchen, spa like ensuite, oversized Quartz island and much more.”