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The capital of the second-biggest country on the planet, OTTAWA wrestles with its reputation as a bureaucratic labyrinth of little charm and character. The problem is that many Canadians who aren't federal employees – and even some who are – blame Ottawa for all the country's woes. All too aware of thsis, the Canadian government has spent lashings of dollars to turn Ottawa into "a city of urban grace in which all Canadians can take pride" (so the promotional literature runs) and despite the undoubted success of the policy, this very investment is often resented. The innate …
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Minto Suite Hotel

Offering modern, spacious suites, The Minto Suite hotel is in the heart of downtown, 1 km (a half-mile) from Parliament and within 2 km (about a mile) of Rideau Canal, the ByWard Market and 13 km (8 miles ...

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Rideau Canal

Built between 1827 and 1832 without the aid of power machinery, the Canal is one of Ottawa's oldest landmarks; it runs from the Ottawa River near Parliament Hill to Hog's Back ...

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Lieutenant's Pump

Step down from trendy Elgin Street to the Lieutenant's Pump for a delicious pub meal. Main dishes draw in the crowds. You'll find a wide range of culinary creations, from Thai Green Curry Chicken to veal, liver ...