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  • Proposed Communism Monument Would Put Justice Under A Shadow, Say Bar Association Presidents
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    GLOBE AND MAIL, Bar Association Presidents

    The following open letter is signed by 17 former presidents of the Canadian Bar Asociation: Simon V. Potter, Bernard Amyot, Thomas G. Heintzman, L...

  • Letters to the Editor: Victims of Communism Memorial
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015


    Readers Share More Views on Communism Memorial

    Commemorations of Local Significance

    Re: Victims of Communism was "not sufficiently a Canadian story," NCC told 


  • Architects of the West Block's Ambitious Rethink Draw on Similar European Projects
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Maria Cook

    The architecture team designing an addition to the West Block on Parliament Hil describes it as "both contemporary and yet respectful of the building which...

  • Heritage Designation to be Discussed for Mechanicsville Works Site
    Thursday, March 19, 2015


    Ottawa's Built Heritage Sub-Committee is set to discuss heritage designation for a 70-year-old industrial building in Mechanicsville at its meeting next week.


  • A Walk Down Wellington Street: Exploring Ottawa's Contentious Communism Memorial
    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    THE GLOBE AND MAIL, By Alex Bozikovic

    Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada … and the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Strange as it sounds, that will be the sequence along...

  • Upcoming Heritage Events to be Hosted by Carleton University
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    The Heritage Conservation program at the School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University invites the public to attend two upcoming heritage conservation events.

    On Friday, March 20 the...

  • Memorial to Victims of Communism Didn't Meet Criteria, NCC Panel Said
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Don Butler

    A committee of experts advised the National Capital Commission six years ago that the theme of a proposed memorial recognizing the victims of communism was not...

  • Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration: Apply by March 31
    Monday, March 16, 2015


    Owners of designated heritage buildings are eligible to apply for restoration grants through the City of Ottawa's Heritage Grant Program for Building Restoration. 


  • Architect Gilles Saucier to Speak at National Gallery
    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism presents the final speaker in this season's Forum Lecture Series, taking place on Monday, March 16 at 6:00pm at The National Gallery Auditorium....

  • Petition Launched to Oppose Location of Victims of Communism Memorial
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    OTTAWA CITIZEN, By Blair Crawford

    An online petition protesting the location of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures and continues to grow, says one...