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“An interesting and informative history of the Parliament buildings, a history you will not learn in the "official tours". The history of the workers, of citizens and their struggles to be heard on the Hill while still visiting all the major buildings and monuments - only seeing them through a different lens. Informative and challenging. A great addition for visitors Continue Reading
“I've lived in Ottawa for ages and can't believe how little I knew of our city's past. The tour leader has distilled an impressive breadth of research on these subjects, and in addition to presenting an engaging story, is seemingly impossible to stump for an answer to any related questions! It was time well spent and I'd recommend the tours Continue Reading
“…Brian exhibits a deep understanding of the array of mechanisms employed in…the settler-colonial agenda and its goal of forcing the indigenous inhabitants into submission and off their land - be it through brutal force or entrapment. In addition, he provides insights into the aboriginal resistance and…the multiplicity of strategic visions, ranging from anti-colonial struggle to collaboration…. But the story does Continue Reading
“Our guide…was excellent, patient, interesting and able to answer our questions. …Brian brought the story alive by painting a picture of the people involved, their problems, living conditions and the way the British commander organised the whole 200km canal dig and numerous locks. He brought the history of Ottawa into the present day too. A well spent 2.5 hours
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