Canada's version of the White House, 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa is the official residence of the country's prime minister. But don't expect recently elected Justin Trudeau to call it home just yet. The 34-room residence is in dire need of safety upgrades.
Once the childhood home of Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the mansion needs some major fixes. According to an article in Maclean's Magazine, plumbing and wiring are in disrepair. There's asbestos in the walls. Most important to readers of this blog, "it has no fire sprinklers," according to the article.
Once Trudeau takes office on November 4, he and his family will relocate to a 22-room cottage in nearby Rideau Hall, per the Wall Street Journal. Trudeau plans to make a decision on upgrades to 24 Sussex once officials brief him on the home's condition.
Let's hope fire sprinklers make the list.
Speaking of Canada, review the recent study, "Healthcare Costs of Burn Patients From Homes Without Fire Sprinklers," developed by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.