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150th Commemorative Photograph in Parliament Hill – June 8/1866-2016


On June 8, 1866, the Legislature of the Province of Canada met for the first time in the original Parliament Building in Ottawa. This was also the first day of the final session of that Legislature, which focussed on discussions and debates on the future of Canada, the British North America Act and Confederation. To commemorate this momentous occasion, a photograph of all parliamentarians was taken in front of Centre Block. Created with billions of pixels, the high resolution photo allows for detailed zooming with remarkable clarity.  You may view and explore this amazing photograph by clicking the link below:

Commemorative 150th Photo