Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who represents the riding where the historic hotel is situated in, is offering to sit down with the city and Larco Investments, the Château Laurier's owner.
Larco Investments, the owner of the Château Laurier, is facing significant opposition from the public and some experts who fear its boxy look is not compatible with the historic structure. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Ottawa City Council on Thursday upheld an earlier vote to move ahead with the controversial redesign of the Château Laurier, killing a last-ditch attempt to save the historic hotel.
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Democracy Watch says Governor General should speak with all party leaders before deciding who can try forming government, but Emmett Macfarlane says the confidence convention is the linchpin of the parliamentary system.