An original plan for a new structure west of West Block is no longer in the works, says Senator Scott Tannas, as Senators claim space in new Wellington Street development for offices when East Block is refurbished.
Senators have taken up residence in their new interim Chamber in the Senate of Canada Building, but with more renovations on the Hill on the horizon, the Internal Economy Committee made some decisions about where offices will be located once East Block goes out of commission. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Senators agreed to a new plan for an interim home for their offices when East Block is closed and emptied for upgrades, which could include new buildings along the Wellington Street block.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.