Canada Ottawa Parliament
Stéphane Dion at a scrum at the House of Commons in Ottawa.
The institutions of Parliament and their setting form a whole. Together, they represent a melding of contemporary Canadian democracy, with the culture, heritage and history of our people. It is understandable that Canadians and Parliamentarians would want a comprehensive approach to preserving the Parliamentary Precinct.
Produced by Jean-Pierre Lavoie, www.photojpl.com
Parliament Hill Ottawa Ontario Canada during the winter of 2012. Consisting of The Library of Parlia...
The exterior of the Parliamentary Library behind, and attached, to the main Parliament building in Ot...
The beauty of the Library of Parliament is reminiscent of an earlier age, echoing times and personali...
This picture was hard to take because of very intense and low sun. Was taken with no tripod in brack...
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_HillParliament Hill (French: Colline du Parle...
The Ottawa Parliament. Photographed in the winter. Also see the summer season...
The entire area of Parliament Hill measures 88,480 square metres bounded on the north by the Ott...
The Centennial Flame is a symbolic flame that forms the central element of a fountain, itself located...
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While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.
On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..
When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?
But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).
Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.
Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).
But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver
Text by Steve Smith.