Second City, Second Metro: A Summary of Statistics and Collected Testimonies

A portion of the boundary between Nepean and Ottawa, as it appeared in 1965. Image: Detail from National Capital Commission, Map of Ottawa of Environs, 1965.

Continuing from yesterday’s introduction, today I offer up the second chapter of Jones’ Final Report and Recommendations. In this chapter, Jones and Research Director Donald Paterson offer up a brief statistical snapshot of the Study area and an analysis of the fifty-six submissions received during the hearings.

Interestingly, one of the submissions received recommended the creation of a federal capital territory and one recommended that the Study area be made into an eleventh province. Perhaps as an indicator of the low-level of satisfaction for how things had been going in the postwar era, only 8/56 submissions favoured no change to governance in the region at all.


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