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NCC shuffles board ahead of anti-communism monument vote

06/25/2015 08:35 EDT | Updated 06/25/2016 05:59 EDT
The National Capital Commission has announced a major shakeup of its board of directors one day before a vote on plans for a controversial anti-communism monument in Ottawa.

On Wednesday night the NCC tweeted the names of five new board members: Victor Brunette, Brian Coburn, Carol Loughrey, Lisa M. Macdonald, and Basil L. Stewart.

In a subsequent tweet they announced the names of the four outgoing members. One spot on the board is currently vacant.

The shuffle comes as the NCC is set to vote on a plan to decontaminate the site of the proposed National Memorial to Victims of Communism, which would be installed in front of the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington Street.

Today's vote is part of a meeting that gets underway at 9 a.m.