Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
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HEARD ON THE HILL
Collection of Sir John A. Macdonald speeches to be released ahead of bicentennial

  
MPs and others around the Hill taking ice bucket challenge

  
Veteran Spriggs makes stop on Hill for PTSD awareness ride

  
Former journalist Weston now working at Nanos Research

  
‘Really precious,’ Oliver says after being named to Canadian News of Hall of Fame

  
Parliament Hill insiders set to launch Dominion City brewery next month

  
Tom Lukiwski started first but brother Terry ‘arguably the best jazz trombonist in Canada’: HOH

  
CTV lands a new Oliver, that's Annie Bergeron-Oliver: HOH

  
Guy to head up new Canadian branch of GQR in Toronto: HOH

  
Building NDP’s Orange Wave, one caucus baby at a time

  
CMA, CARP looking to get seniors’ care on byelection agenda

  
Library restores first seven years of Parliament’s debates

  
Baran returns to Ottawa after helping monitor Ukraine elections

  
Conservative Sen. McIntyre, 69, just ran his 50th marathon, and he’s not stopping there

  
Hill Times' editorial cartoonist De Adder takes first ‘Townsy’ award for Rob Ford cartoon

  
CTV’s Fife wins CAJ investigative journalism prize: Heard on the Hill

  
The Big Nickel comes to Ottawa for Charles King scholarship

  
Walrus Talks hit climate from all the right angles

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, September 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Parliament Buildings' multi-billion-dollar renovation and construction: in photographs, by Liban Mohamed Sept. 23, 2014

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Third year civil engineering student, Liban Mohamed, a co-op student with Public Works this summer, tweeted this photo from the West Block. This is the excavation work to construct the West Block's portion of the new underground Visitors' Welcome Centre.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Workers loading a fixture onto a construction elevator destined to top a chimney on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

The secret staircase inside the Mackenzie Tower is named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister. Mackenzie, whose office was in West Block, was apparently leery of lobbyists and used the secret staircase as an escape route.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Copper roofing and metal vents near the top of the West Block's Mackenzie Tower, named after Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second prime minister and first Liberal prime minister. Mackenzie, who was in office from 1873 to 1878, had his office in West Block. The Mackenzie Tower, the building's tallest tower, also to be completely dismantled and rebuilt as part of the restoration work.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

Small copper-rimmed windows set to be installed on the West Block's Mackenzie Tower. The West Block is one of four Parliament Buildings under construction as part of the Public Works' multi-billion-dollar rehabilitation project. It's expected to cost $2.64-billion by 2018. West Block's renovation is expected to cost $863-million and is expected to be completed in 2018.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A worker wearing rubber gloves for protection is pictured cleaning West Block masonry with a toothbrush.

The Hill Times photograph courtesy of Liban Mohamed

A rooftop view of the West Block's courtyard, which is currently being excavated for construction of the $115-million glass-domed infill that will be the temporary home to the House Chamber beginning in 2018.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE