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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 2:07 AM
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I like that space a lot better than the actual House of Commons. The mix of the old and the new is just so beautiful. Wish it was a permanent move.
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I really think we need to move towards benches (like the UK) and not desks- looks very school children like and always has. Just my long standing opinion.

Looks very impressive!
Don't worry, we almost certainly will have to move toward UK-style benches... at least eventually.

Unlike the UK and the US that has fixed their numbers at 650 MPs and 435 representatives respectively, Canada's current apportionment system (including senatorial clauses and grandfather clauses) all but guarantees that we'll always have an ever increasing number of MPs.

And the pace is increasing.

In 1949 (first election after Newfoundland was admitted to confederation) we had 262 seats. in the 1984 election 35 years later we had 282 seats for an average increase of about 5.7 seats per decade. But in the 31 years since 1984, we now have 338 seats as of the 2015 election which translates to an average increase of about 18.1 seats per decade.
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I like that space a lot better than the actual House of Commons. The mix of the old and the new is just so beautiful. Wish it was a permanent move.
Agreed. It's almost a shame to have something this beautiful only be temporary. IIRC they say they're going to convert this space into meeting rooms after they move back to the regular house but I struggle to see how you can make this space into meeting rooms, logistically. Are they all going to have no ceiling? How do you deal with noise? Are they going to turn it into two floors?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:08 PM
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Wow, that's an excellent example of modern architecture. :O
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I like that space a lot better than the actual House of Commons. The mix of the old and the new is just so beautiful. Wish it was a permanent move.
+1... the existing HoC has its history going for it, but this looks like a better space in pretty much every way.
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+1... the existing HoC has its history going for it, but this looks like a better space in pretty much every way.
I don't like how we keep treating legislative spaces in this country as disposable. Fix the current House chamber and move back into it when it's ready, as per the plan.
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I don't like how we keep treating legislative spaces in this country as disposable.
What space has been disposed of?
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What space has been disposed of?
The Red Room in Quebec City, in part; the old Colonial Building in St. John's, replaced by a mid-century monstrosity that is now on (I think) it's THIRD legislative chamber; PEI has "temporarily" moved out of Province House but there's noise that it shouldn't move back in.
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Great article in the Globe with lots of excellent photography:

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The rehabilitation of Parliament Hill's West Block

Written By Chris Hannay
Photography By Blair Gable
Published September 20, 2018


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ls-west-block/
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2018, 4:41 PM
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Thanks for sharing! The chamber looks absolutely incredible!

Visitor centre doesn't look too shabby either.
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