Leaving the Memorial Chamber takes one out through this passage, and down a staircase back to the main level in Centre Block. The visitor ends up in the same corridor that leads west to the House of Commons.
Along this corridor are the portraits of recent prime ministers, done after their tenure in office is complete. Here we have two prime ministers, John Turner and Kim Campbell, whose times at the helm of the country were brief. Turner was a Liberal PM after Pierre Trudeau stepped down, losing the next election to Brian Mulroney. When Mulroney's tenure came to an end, Campbell replaced him as Conservative leader and Prime Minister- only to lose the federal election some months later.
The way out goes through Confederation Hall. This grand space is a focal point for the building, with corridors branching off for the Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament from here. It was decorated for Christmas during my visit. I hope you've enjoyed this tour. I will likely do one more tour in here before the building closes up for the scheduled rehabilitation work, which is due to be underway in September.