Preparations for major renovations to the Center Block continue. The complete rehabilitation of this building will begin in the fall of 2018 and will last at least ten years. This forces both Houses of Parliament to relocate. The West Block will be the new home of the House of Commons, while the former Union Station in Ottawa, will be the new location of the Senate. Philippe Murat visited the site of what will become the new location of the Upper House.
Danielle joined CPAC in 2007. With 24 years’ experience, Danielle is a versatile journalism professional working in various capacities on our French-language team including as documentary filmmaker, producer and parliamentary correspondent on the Hill. Prior to joining CPAC, Danielle served as a news director with RNC média, in Gatineau (CHOT and CFGS), assignment editor at TVA Montréal, and as a reporter and bureau chief with CHOT-TV.
Philippe Murat is a veteran of political reporting. He was legislative reporter for Radio-Canada in Victoria for seven years and for L’Acadie Nouvelle in Fredericton for three years. He has worked as a regional correspondent for Radio-Canada International in Halifax and Toronto. Moreover, he has covered provincial and federal elections and referendums in eight provinces and one territory, as well as the May 2000 parliamentary elections in Haiti. Philippe has reported from the Hibernia oil platform, off the coast of Newfoundland, aboard the frigate HMCS Ville de Québec and from Alaska during the 2007 Pacific North West Economic Region Summit in Anchorage, Alaska.