As Canada's capital, the name "Ottawa" is often seen as synonymous with the federal government. Centre Block, shown here, is home to both chambers of Parliament -- the House of Commons and the Senate. In reality though, the inner workings of Parliament alone spill over into several other buildings in the capital. And the federal government is much more than Parliament. Numerous government departments and agencies are spread throughout the National Capital Region, including Hull in Quebec. Parliament is only the most visible and publicly accountable branch of the Canadian government.

1999 Richard McGuire

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