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  • François Leblanc to Mayor Watson and Councillors: Reject the Fifth Iteration of the Château Laurier addition in its Entirety
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    The following letter was written by François LeBlanc, former Chief Architect of the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Advisor to ICOMOS and UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.

    July 8,...

  • Heritage Ottawa: Letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage, Responsible for NCC | Château Laurier
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    On June 10, Heritage Ottawa submitted the following letter to the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, responsible for the National Capital Commission (NCC...

  • Lyette Fortin to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Rescind the Heritage Permit
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the Château Laurier addition was sent to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors by conservation architect Lyette Fortin.

    ...

  • Dr. Ian Holloway to Councillor Jan Harder and Mayor Jim Watson: "I Urge You and Your Colleagues to have the Political Courage to Vote against it"
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter concerning the proposed Château Laurier addition was sent by Dr. Ian Holloway, Dean of Law at the University of Calgary, to Councillor Jan Harder, Chair...

  • Statement to the Senate of Canada calls proposed Château Laurier Addition "a historical mistake"
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Originally published on May 30, 2019. The following French/English statement against the proposed Château Laurier addition was delivered in the Senate of Canada on May 30 by Senator Serge Joyal....

  • Thomas D'Aquino to Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors: Fate of Historic Château Laurier is in Your Hands
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter was sent by Thomas d'Aquino, noted entrepreneur and Member of the Order of Ottawa, to Mayor Jim Watson and all Ottawa City Councillors.

    July 4,...

  • Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Why Proposed Addition to Château Laurier Should be Redesigned
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA

    The following letter of concern for the proposed Chateau Laurier addition was sent by architect Barry Padolsky to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    WHY THE PROPOSED...

  • Home games: Why the state of 24 Sussex may become an election issue
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    CBC NEWS, By Jonathon Gatehouse

    It's been more than 1,360 days since a Canadian prime minister has lived at 24 Sussex Drive. The way things are shaping up, we won't see one move back in for...

  • Rivet: Château Laurier fight shows Canada's heritage sites are defenceless
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    This situation at the doorstep of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s riding should be a call to action for her, as the federal leader on national historic sites, to address this blatant...

  • HERITAGE OTTAWA | RESPONSE TO LATEST PROPOSED ADDITION TO CHÂTEAU LAURIER | MAY 2019
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Originally published on May 25, 2019

    HERITAGE OTTAWA | STATEMENT OF MAY 25, 2019

    Heritage Ottawa has reviewed the fifth ‘’official’’ proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier...

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