An Unauthorized History of Parliament Hill: From Indigenous Land to Headquarters of Canada's Elite
The Parliament Buildings under construction.
Parliament Hill is the most-visited site in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, yet few people are familiar with its real history: its character as stolen Algonquin land, the British plan to make it a military fortress, the strikes and accidents involved in construction of the buildings, and its use by corporations (like SNC-Lavalin) and protestors to influence political decision-making. This tour, led by Brian McDougall of Peoples’ History Walking Tours, focuses on controversial aspects of the history of 'the Hill' omitted from official tours.
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