Foundations: The Words That Shaped Canada

(Disponible en français : Textes fondateurs : les mots qui ont façonné le Canada) To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Library of Parliament opened on 9 March 2017 an exhibit entitled Foundations: The Words that Shaped Canada. Over the coming months, people visiting or using the services of the Library’s main branch will…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Public Infrastructure in Canada

Jed Chong Allison Padova Social Affairs, Health and Infrastructure Section   Public infrastructure is vital to all Canadians, every day. Public infrastructure can include common-use structures, such as roads, airports and ports, as well as vehicles, for instance, those used for public transit and commercial air, rail, and marine transportation services. Other kinds of public…

The Confederation Inkstand

Sonia Bebbington Knowledge Management and Preservation The Confederation Inkstand is a Canadian artifact that, although unremarkable in its design and manufacture, is historically important because it was used at three significant moments in the nation’s history. The inkstand, which forms part of the special collections of the Library of Parliament, bears four sterling silver plaques.…