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The numbers behind the Liberal government's moving expenses controversy

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's two top aides have decided to repay a portion of the $207,000 in expenses they incurred in moving to Ottawa from Toronto.

In a post on Facebook, chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerald Butts  included a breakdown of their respective moving expenses, as well as the portions they intend to repay the government. Here is the breakdown:

KATIE TELFORD, chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Moving logistics: $10,735.50

Real Estate Commission, fees and employer taxes: $44,149.40

Personalized cash payout and incidentals: $23,373.71 (to be reimbursed)

Administration fees: $1,577.94

Travel: $546

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GERALD BUTTS, principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Moving logistics: $14,636.39

Real Estate Commission, fees and employer taxes: $47,103.56

Personalized cash payout and incidentals: $20,799.10 (to be reimbursed)

Land transfer tax, legal fees and insurance: $25,141.31 (to be reimbursed)

Temporary rental lodging (apartment) : $18,247.60

Administration fees: $468.60

Travel: $273