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I am pleased to submit Building the Future: House of Commons Requirements for the Parliamentary Precinct to the Board of Internal Economy. The report sets out the broad objectives and specific physical requirements of the House of Commons for inclusion in the long-term renovation and development plan being prepared by Public Works and Government Services Canada.

In preparing this report, the staff has carefully examined the history of the Precinct to ensure that our focus on the future benefits from the expertise and experiences of the past. Moreover, this work strongly reflects the advice of today’s Members of Parliament in the context of more recent reports, reflections and discussions since the Abbott Commission’s Report in 1976.

October 22, 1999

M.G. Cloutier

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