West Block’s a billion-dollar beauty, but MPs, staffers say new Chamber has some kinks to iron out
By Aidan ChamandyFeb. 25, 2019
The move to West Block has caused problems, presented opportunities, and has some MPs pining for the past.
Mr. Regan recently joked about the glare of the lights in the new House Chamber and how it could be bouncing off some bald heads, which might be why it's difficult to catch his attention. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
When rookie Conservative MP Tom Kmiec stood up in the newly-renovated House Chamber in the West Block on Jan. 30 to present two petitions, he said he had some trouble catching House Speaker Geoff Regan’s eye. The lighting was too bright.
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