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The future of Canada’s capital

The future of Canada’s capital is at the heart of a series of public forums to be held across the country this fall. Organized by the National Capital Commission — the steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region — and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the forums will offer Canadians the opportunity to express their views on shaping Ottawa’s development to 2067, Canada’s 200th anniversary. Guest speakers in Ottawa, Québec, Halifax, Victoria and Edmonton will share their expertise on subjects ranging from urban design to sustainable transportation. (For more information, visit

Canadians are also invited to post their visions for the capital of tomorrow on the Canadian Geographic website above. Students are encouraged to share their perspectives on Ottawa’s future through lesson plans aimed at grades six to nine, which feature classroom activities and discussions on the city’s status as an international capital, among more than a dozen topics.

— Monique Roy-Sole

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