'There’s been inspirational leaders from all regions of our country who have had the opportunity to address the Chamber. That’s the sort of thing you can’t replace,' says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux of the House Chamber in Centre Block. MPs will debate in a temporary Chamber in the West Block for the next decade or more. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
There’s a common thread to stories of people who work in Centre Block. They often say how when they go to work in the morning they look up at the Peace Tower and think, “Wow, am I ever lucky I work here?”
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.