Three new projects approved to accommodate extra broadcast, security, and infrastructure improvement asks related to the Government Conference Centre total almost $42-million.
Public Services and Procurement Canada will make a final call on whether the Centre Block building will be cleared out for construction this summer at the end of the session. The Hall of Honour, pictured, marks the divide between the House and Senate sides of the building. House of Commons occupants will move into the West Block building, while Senate occupants will move into the Government Conference Centre for at least a decade during work on Centre Block. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s still unclear if Centre Block occupants will move into the West Block and the Government Conference Centre this summer, but it’s clear the costs are increasing.
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The PMO declined to provide a specific breakdown of self-identified Black staffers among cabinet offices when asked, but says it plans to circulate further voluntary surveys to better understand its staff ‘later this sum