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Ottawa Parkway Named After First Prime Minister to Get New Indigenous Name by Fall

The Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Ottawa, named for Canada’s first prime minister, is set to get a new indigenous name by fall 2023, this time based on a a First Nations “naming and engagement exercise.”
The board of directors of the National Capital Commission (NCC), a Crown corporation, unanimously voted on Jan. 19 to rename the parkway, “reflecting the longstanding and important relationship of the Algonquin Nation to the Ottawa River along which the Parkway runs.”
The new name will be announced at a ceremony on Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This is the third time the parkway, a four-lane scenic roadway, will be renamed. It was renamed in honour of Macdonald just over 10 years ago, while previously it was called the Ottawa River Parkway. The cost to change the four major signs along the roadway was $60,000 in 2012, according to the NCC….

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