Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
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OPINION > LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Inhumane horse slaughter happens, despite CFIA

  
Canada ahead of pack on mining, oil, gas payment transparency: Woodside

  
CFIA present in federally-registered horse slaughter facilities, compliance

  
GRAN concerned about Trans Pacific Partnership agreement

  
Muskoka four years on, don’t stop now

  
Time to crack down on horse slaughter

  
Bruyea’s column well researched: Kovacs

  
Need to protect small-scale fisheries

  
Expect more nasty fights as political parties rig nominations: Conacher

  
Time for financial dignity of veterans

  
Number of older Canadians living with HIV growing

  
Society has to change, not just Rob Ford

  
Government COOL to beverage industry jobs to be lost, consumers to bear cost

  
Baird’s spot richly deserved, but not a single environmentalist on list

  
Veterans Affairs minister should hire even more veterans in his office: Kovacs

  
Canadians should be concerned about feds’ Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23

  
Canada could be a peacemaker

  
It’s imperative to act now on climate change

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 30, 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.

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