March 29, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abboti:

Yes. This is supplementary to the big vote, the main vote of $18,998,865. A further amount of $43,000 is required for rents and $227,000 for light, power, water and other municipal charges mainly because a greater number of buildings are now occupied by government departments across Canada than anticipated at the time of the estimates and also because of the unexpected increase in some leases and regional increases in public utility service. This is the big operating vote, as my hon. friend knows, under the Department of Public Works.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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