Board of Internal Economy – October 8, 2020:
MPs receive an update about the Parliament Hill renovations, hear about an upcoming convention of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), and discuss financial reports.
Conservative MP Bruce Stanton, the chair of the Working Group on the Centre Block, who discusses an upcoming architectural design competition for parliament’s ‘Block 2’ buildings.
Stanton, also the co-chair of the Joint Interparliamentary Council, is joined by Liberal MP Francis Drouin, chair of the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, brief the committee about a request from APF to host a conference in Montreal in in the year 2022.
Also speaking to the board are Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Rob Wright and the House of Commons’ Jeremy LeBlanc and Daniel Paquette