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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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
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Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.