Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, was “in a state of shock” and that he and his family had no plans to enter office.
Trudo On Friday, he was asked about the 154-year-old housing situation that has been open since he was elected in 2015, during a reasonable housing announcement.
“24 Sussex We know for many years that politicians and prime ministers have been neglected for many years. Unfortunately, it is in dire straits. This is a historic building, it is important, but we are concerned about its security,” he said in French.
No matter how long the Prime Minister’s civilization lasts, I do not want to live in 24 Sussex.
He added that the government is consulting on the fate of the building.
“We are reviewing our options and we will share them when we make a decision,” he said.
In its 2021 spring report, the National Capital Commission (NCC), which oversees assets and other official housing in the National Capital Territory, said it would spend at least $ 36.6 million to restore 24 Sussex.
“Official residences reflect the country to Canadians and foreign visitors, so they must protect the role of residents.” He read the report.
The age and condition of the NCCA electrical system “causes a fire hazard” and the plumbing system suffers regular failures. There is no air conditioning system, instead window units will operate in the summer “this poses a security risk.”
“Repairs and / or improvements are complicated by the presence of asbestos, lead and mold in many interior finishes,” he said.
For all six homes, the NCC said $ 17.5 million a year was needed for 10 years. In addition, the NCC said $ 26.1 million a year was needed for maintenance, repair and renovation projects.
“This annual increase will provide $ 17.5 million a year in injections for more than 10 years, providing a sustainable source of funding for the NCC to fulfill its mandate to protect the national interest.”
Trudeau and his family now live in Rideau Cottage, on Rideau Hall, the residence of the governor.