Ancient wiring made 24 Sussex a firetrap that put Harper and family at risk, report reveals - 2016-08-31
Twenty-four Sussex Drive is basically a firetrap that posed a "serious" safety risk to former prime minister Stephen Harper and his family, says a 2011 report done for the National Capital Commission.
The report on human health risks and the safety of the electrical system at the currently vacant official residence — prepared by J.L. Richards & Associates and marked secret — was released to the Ottawa Citizen under access to information.
It says the "major life safety risk" to occupants arose from the presence of significant quantities of RH-BX cable, now 65 years old, "which poses the distinct potential for arc faults and a possible fire.