With two chambers now built, in West Block and Centre Block, some MPs say it’s time to have two running permanently.
Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux says that a parallel chamber is 'absolutely critical.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With the Centre Block beginning a decade-long rehabilitation, and an interim House of Commons Chamber now running in West Block, advocates of varying political stripes say the time is ripe to consider a second permanent House chamber.
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