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The House is home to a lot of memories

By Les Whittington      

From the 1970s, when anyone could walk into the place, to the post-9/11 security boost, the soon-to-be-closed Centre Block has changed a lot.

The House of Commons chamber in the Centre Block, set to close for a decade or more next month, has been the scene of fiery debates and momentous decisions. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—In the 1970s, anyone could walk into the Centre Block. Lately, it has become an armed camp.

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