Not too much on the actual renovation front it appears!
The problem-plagued renovation has become embroiled in political scandal and work has ground to a halt.Details, details. What else...this doesn't look good (from same link):
Twenty-two murder charges have been laid against the former business partner of a construction contractor involved in the controversial renovation of Parliament Hill.Well, maybe the screening mechanism used by Public Works might need some...tweaking. Maybe.
What about Gilles Varin, he who is not a Conservative, at all, nuh-uh, not if you touch him with a ten foot pole with a membership card attached...testifying in front of a Commons committee?
On Tuesday, Varin revealed himself to be well connected to several Quebec Conservatives, including Hubert Pichet, an assistant to Tory Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin. Pichet has also been a Conservative candidate.And heck, an explanation was offered by Varin for his non-lobbying activities:
A Quebec businessman embroiled in a Parliament Hill renovation controversy that's under RCMP investigation says he made more than $100,000 simply handing out leaflets and talking up a construction firm.See? As the Conservatives are saying:
"There's nothing to be caught here," Tory MP Chris Warkentin said.Nope, move along folks. Nothing out of the ordinary here. This is how we renovate our national treasures, the Parliament buildings.