WATCH: Documents obtained by Global News indicate the government is paying generous amounts for retired Canadian generals to move, with some claiming tens of thousands of dollars to move just a few blocks away. Jacques Bourbeau reports.
All members of the military are entitled to one last move at the government’s expense after they retire. The policy is meant to ensure members can choose where they want to live in their retirement after being at the whim of National Defence for decades. All costs associated with the move are covered by the public purse.
But news that some generals have been using the perk to switch neighbourhoods or move just outside the city limits has the federal government reviewing the policy.
Here is a list of the 21 generals, many of whom are retired, who moved within the same city over the past five years and charged it to the taxpayer.
Same city moves
Near city moves
Read: The full list of moves by generals from 2008 to 2013
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