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Parliament Hill's going to look a lot different over the next 10 years

Since Confederation, Parliament Hill's Centre Block has been Canada's most iconic image of democracy. But 2019 marks the start of a new era.

For at least the next decade, MPs and senators will have new homes

Sergeant-at-Arms Patrick McDonnell waits to place the mace as Parliament resumes in West Block in Ottawa, Monday, January 28, 2019. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Since Confederation, Parliament Hill's Centre Block has been Canada's most iconic image of democracy. But 2019 marks the start of a new era.

For the next decade (and likely longer) MPs and senators will have new homes.

Here's where everyone is moving - and why

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      The verbal jabs and heckling associated with question period likely won't change, but they'll play out in new chambers.

      Take a look inside West Block

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          The new House of Commons is located in what used to be the outdoor courtyard of the West Block building and features a stunning glass ceiling.

          The building also houses the committee rooms where MPs will discuss future government policies and hear witness testimony.

          A new home for the Senate

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              For years, senators did their work down the hall from MPs. Now they're down the road.

              The Red Chamber has been temporarily relocated to the former Government Conference Centre, which originally was built as a train station.

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