Across the Table from “Uncle Ernie”

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Parliamentary Relatives: Across the Table from “Uncle Ernie”

In 1952, Aris and Arisje Hardeman, accompanied by 14 children and pregnant with a 15th, emigrated from Holland and settled in Southwestern Ontario. One of their sons went on to be elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) representing the very riding in which they arrived. One of their daughters went on to raise another eventual MPP.

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Planning for the Rehabilitation of Centre Block: The House’s Experience

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Planning for the Rehabilitation of Centre Block:
The House’s Experience

Susan Kulba is the Director of Real Property Services at the House of Commons and overseas the Centre Block Rehabilitation Program.

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The Alberta Legislature Building: A Living Monument

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The Alberta Legislature Building: A Living Monument

Valerie Footz is Director of Library Services and Records Management. Philip Massolin is Clerk of Committees and Research Services at the Legislative Assembly Office

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Construction, maintenance and expansion of the parliamentary building complex in Québec from 1764 to the present day

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Construction, maintenance and expansion of the parliamentary building complex in Québec from 1764 to the present day

Christian Blais is an historian with the National Assembly Library.

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Accessibility Renovations in Canada’s Parliamentary Precincts

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Accessibility Renovations in Canada’s Parliamentary Precincts

Canada’s parliamentary precinct buildings were constructed during periods when thoughts about accessibility accommodations ranged from virtually non-existent to something considered when commissioning new builds. As a result, jurisdictions with older properties have undergone a series of renovations in recent decades to make these precincts more accessible for parliamentarians, staff and the public. The following lists and summaries detailing these renovations were created using information provided by the Office of the Clerk, parliamentary librarians, and/or departments of property management.

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