The Canadian Press

2016-02-02 | Auditor Military Housing

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The management of military housing at the Department of National Defence is in disarray, with as many as 15-hundred units sitting vacant and not enough consideration given to allowing soldiers to rent in the local market away from their bases. Auditor general Michael Ferguson's latest report has found the department has no idea how many private military quarters it needs, and in some instances is charging below-market rents for its nearly 12-thousand apartments, duplexes or row houses. He says the defence department needs to give thorough consideration to whether it needs that many units, but before it gets to that stage a lot of homework is required. (Roughly 15 per cent of full-time military members live on military bases in housing managed by the Canadian Forces Housing Agency.)

Date: 2016-02-02
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the question of whether they should divest Renaud is has to really start with while how many do you need where do you need it right so that's not really a question of the 1500 that's more of the question of the 12,000 units that they have do they need 12000 or do they need a different number >>