Jury's out on design for Ottawa's multi-million dollar 'victims of communism' monument
Ottawa's ceremonial route will soon have a new monument. A multi-million dollar memorial commemorating victims of communism will be built near Parliament Hill, in prime space near the Supreme Court and the Library and Archives buildings. A jury has whittled down a list of possible designs to six.
The Ottawa Citizen reports that last year, the government initially promised $1.5 million for the project. Klimkowski tells As It Happens guest host Laura Lynch that figure has now doubled. In addition to donating the land, the federal government is spending $3 million on the project, split between Heritage Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The charity is aiming to raise an additional $2.5 million.
"Once the memorial is completed, we do expect it to stand there for generations to come."
Construction is expected to be completed by fall of 2015.Watch a video of Minister Jason Kenney on the National Monument to Victims of Communism:
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