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It’s our capital: fight to stop Château Laurier’s ‘degradation’ not over yet

By Shannon Day      

Talks behind closed doors might work, as the owner has been a wall of stone publicly on the issue—not unlike the northern view of the proposed ‘addition.’

A statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier overlooks the Château Laurier. The former prime minister set out to beautify our nation’s capital and helped get the hotel built. He may be up there listening, enjoying the views we cherish, and perhaps you agree we owe it to him and others like him—and to future generations—to protect what they started, writes Shannon Day. Photograph courtesy of Leslie Hossack

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