Canada at War: WASHINTON OF THE NORTH

WASHINGTON OF THE NORTH

This is Ottawa, Canada's capital. Last week a Government spokesman, Senator Norman Lambert, said that he hoped Ottawa, like Washington, would become a federal district. Many Ottawans, who think their annual grant of $100,000 from the Federal Government is much too small, hope so too. The city owes its existence to the Duke of Wellington, who in 1826 sent Royal Engineer Colonel John By to build the Rideau Canal through to Lake Ontario, lest Americans close the St. Lawrence. Queen Victoria chose the resulting settlement as Canada's capital, after rioting Tories had burned the Parliament Buildings in nearby...

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