House returns Monday after three-month Ottawa break
Sep. 17, 2018
The small, three-storey office building at 128 Wellington St., called the Union Bank Building and which was previously part of the old Bankers' Row, is one of a number of vacant spaces in and around the Parliamentary Precinct. Public Services has indicated it will consider what to with the heritage building as part of a 'broader planning exercise' on the future of the parliamentary precinct. The Romanesque Revival style building was built in 1888. The Hill Times photograph by Andew Meade
The House returns on Monday, Sept. 17, after a three-month break from Ottawa. Here’s a look at what’s going on around the Hill and beyond.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.