Canada: Memorial Capital

When General Charles de Gaulle was in Ottawa last week. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King asked a favor: could he borrow Jacques Greber, inspector-general of city planning for France, and a world authority on garden architecture and public parks? De Gaulle agreed, and the Prime Minister called in reporters. He told them that Architect Greber would come to Canada at "the earliest sailing" to begin creating a beautiful national capital — a scheme that has long been one of the P.M.'s fondest dreams.

What Ottawa now has of gracious streets and spacious vistas is largely the work of Jacques Greber. Before...

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