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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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.