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Explore the history and beauty of one of Parliament's most iconic rooms: The House of Commons

Inside Centre Block is a five-part series that gives an exclusive tour behind the iconic building, now closed for repair, restoration and modernization.  The doors will not open again for over a decade.

Part One takes you inside The House of Commons, where Members of Parliament gather to discuss and debate the nation’s most critical issues.  Take a tour inside the Commons Chamber with the 36th Speaker of the House, Geoff Regan, discover the history of Centre Block with curator Johanna Mizgala and learn about parliamentary rules and traditions with the Clerk of the House of Commons, Charles Robert.

To watch the rest of the series, click below:

Part Two, Inside the Senate.

Part Three, Inside the Library of Parliament.

Part Four, Inside the Peace Tower.

Part Five, Inside the Special Rooms and Explore the Art.

 

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