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BREAKING | Centre Block renovation to take until at least 2030 to complete, cost up to $5B

The massive ongoing renovation of Parliament Hill, centred on revitalizing and reworking Centre Block as the crown jewel of Canadian democracy, is expected to take until at least 2030 and cost up to $5 billion to complete. On Thursday federal officials leading the renovation project released the final design, scope, and anticipated timelines for completing the project.

The ground in front of Parliament Hill's Centre Block is excavated for the building of the new welcome centre, seen during a media tour of Centre Block renovations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Green Party Leader Paul doubles down, rejects push for her ouster

Under attack by her own party's executives, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is doubling down in defiance of calls for her to step down or take steps to avoid facing an all-party vote on her leadership. 'This is a small group of councillors who will be departing within weeks as their terms end,' she told reporters Thursday morning.

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Don Martin: How to win the next election: It's the reopening, stupid.

Many Canadian politicians are oh-so-deserving of an electoral spanking for actions that introduced, spread, slowed and then revived COVID-19 across the country, writes Don Martin in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca, adding that with the third wave becoming a ripple, a road back to popularity and power has opened up for incumbent political leaders.

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