Tag: Laurier

Senator caps lifelong fight by targeting ‘horror’ of Chateau Laurier reno

OTTAWA—A soon-to-be-retired senator has taken his decades-long fight to protect important heritage buildings to “the heart of the nation,” where his final act before leaving the Red Chamber for good is aimed at protecting the area around Parliament Hill. The impetus for Sen. Serge Joyal’s initiative — a private member’s bill seeking to extend the…

Controversial Chateau Laurier expansion not good enough, McKenna says

OTTAWA—Environment Minister Catherine McKenna wants the owners of the iconic Chateau Laurier by Parliament Hill to come up with another plan for an addition to the historic hotel even after Ottawa’s city council approved the controversial expansion. McKenna is the Liberal MP for Ottawa Centre and the senior minister for the Ottawa area. “We are…