October 10, 2013
Ottawa: Kingston lawyer Robert P. Tchegus of the law firm Cunningham Swan was a guest of honour Thursday when the Harper government unveiled the designs of the Parliament of Canada’s new Sir John A. Macdonald Building.
Tchegus was there in his role as Chair of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission’s volunteer Steering Committee.
Joining Tchegus on the platform was Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley whose department is responsible for the renovation. Representatives from the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Museum of Civilization were also part of the official party.
The former Bank of Montreal Building on Ottawa’s Wellington Street will serve as the permanent home of the Confederation Room where meetings and ceremonial events for Parliamentarians will be held. The work is scheduled to be completed in 2015, Sir John A. Macdonald’s bicentenary year.
Tchegus reminded the audience that not much time remains before Sir John A. Macdonald turns 200 in January 2015, making celebrations like Thursday’s all the more important.
“Through Minister Finley, the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission would like to salute Prime Minister Harper and his government for their generous support of our Commission.”
For further information please contact Kate Burgess at the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission at (613) 767-8178 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Robert Tchegus please telephone (613) 546-8073 in Kingston.
The pictures, courtesy Public Works and Government Services Canada, show Mr. Tchegus with Minister Finley inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, Ottawa.
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