New Senate building to come with bees
Metro Ottawa

By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, July 24, 2017

The buzz about Canada’s Senate won’t just be about padded expense accounts and questionable appointments starting in 2019, with a plan in the works to add beehives to the red chamber’s new home.

The Senate and the House of Commons will be moving out of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in 2018, to make way for a massive renovation of that building.

The Senate’s new home will be at the government conference centre down the road, opposite the Chateau Laurier. When the senators move in, so will some honey beehives.

Public Services and Procurement Canada staff confirmed the plan Monday and said it would be a first for the government.

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