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Library restores first seven years of Parliament’s debates

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Well, that should do it: House Speaker Andrew Scheer and Parliamentary Librarian Sonia L’Heureux look at the library’s exhibit of the reconstituted debates.

It took more than 50 years, but the record of the House of Commons debates is complete. The scrapbooking of early Parliamentary librarians, the devotion of historians, and the perseverance of current librarians have managed to restore the debates for Parliament’s first seven years, before an official Hansard was created.

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Library restores first seven years of Parliament’s debates

Photograph courtesy of Library of Parliament
Well, that should do it: House Speaker Andrew Scheer and Parliamentary Librarian Sonia L’Heureux look at the library’s exhibit of the reconstituted debates.

It took more than 50 years, but the record of the House of Commons debates is complete. The scrapbooking of early Parliamentary librarians, the devotion of historians, and the perseverance of current librarians have managed to restore the debates for Parliament’s first seven years, before an official Hansard was created.

  

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