‘Stunning Figure’: COVID furloughs of federal employees cost $439M

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/stunning-figure-covid-furloughs-of-federal-employees-cost-439m

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COVID-19 furloughs of federal employees have cost taxpayers more than $439.3 million, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. More than a quarter of Canadian government staffers took pandemic leave from work with pay, Treasury Board records show. “This is about transparency,” said Conservative MP Kelly McCauley, who requested the figures. “Canadian taxpayers have a right to know it.”