Canada’s housing market continues to grow stronger, despite repeated market-cooling measures and an economy that is struggling. But the structures had what builders call good bones, and the group, the San Juan Community HomeTrust, discovered that the cost of transporting them across the Haro Strait from Canada and restoring them here was comparable to the cost of building from scratch.
However, if installation comes with those prices, you might get a good value – but I wanted to install it myself, so the component prices seemed ridiculous to me. Each outlet (just the outlet) is $230 (includes rough-in kit) – compared to about $10 for a regular central vac outlet.
As the world’s largest exporter of wood, Canada House naturally, features quite a bit of it. From the red oak floors, to the beetle-beautified pine in the Pacific Room, to the brand new hemlock-clad Queen Elizabeth Atrium, a veritable forest offsets the grandeur of Canadian marble and granite.
Once created, the peers in the provinces and territories would meet to elect from among themselves, representative peers to sit in the Canadian House of Lords, with each province entitled to ten seats in the upper house save for tiny P.E.I (Prince Edward Island) which would have three, while each of the territories would have five; resulting in a House of Lords comprised of 108 members, which is slightly larger then the current senate.
David E. Smith, The People’s House of Commons: Theories of Democracy in Contention (2007); C.E.S. Franks, The Parliament of Canada (1987); John C. Courtney, ed, The Canadian House of Commons: Essays in Honour of Norman Ward (1985); and John B. Stewart, The Canadian House of Commons: Procedure and Reform (1977).