Canada's Parliament Buildings

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Dundurn, Nov 25, 1996 - History - 120 pages
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Three beautiful gothic buildings loom over the Ottawa River just below the historic Chaudiere Falls. They are the seat of Canada’s federal government, visited by thousands of people each year. Canada’s Parliament Buildings, filled with heraldry and history, instill pride in our country and give visitors a deep sense of being Canadian.

Constructed in controversy, and steeped in decades of political lore, the Parliament Buildings have been the stage for the evolution of Canada from a small colony to one of the great nations of the world. This fascinating book takes you behind the scenes of Parliament Hill, examines the architecture, heraldry, and history of the buildings, and gives readers an understanding of the important role of Parliament in our society. Profusely illustrated with contemporary and historic photographs, this beautiful book belongs on the shelf of everyone who has toured the Parliament Buildings. It will also appeal to those interested in Canadian history and politics.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Introduction
9
Victorias Choice
13
The Great Fire
37
The Contemporary Centre Block
53
The Hill
83
The Prime Ministers of Canada
99
Bibliography
119
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Mark Bourrie, a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, has written articles for Canada's largest daily newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Chicago and the North, a history of Canadian Pacific passenger ships, and Ninety Fathoms Down: Canadian Stories of the Great Lakes. Mark currently lives in the National Capital Region.

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