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Capital Builders: The Remarkable People who shaped Ottawa


Capital Builders is a book filled with stories about women and men, including Mother Élisabeth Bruyère, whose lives and legacies have shaped the capital, and often the world well beyond it. Originally published as a weekly series by The Ottawa Citizen to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the stories are collected here in collaboration with John McQuarrie, the well-known Ottawa publisher of several beautifully illustrated books. Embracing the city’s distant past and its more recent evolution, Capital Builders reminds us that the creation of Ottawa is still unfolding.

Books are $25 each and can be purchased through the Bruyère Foundation and in the boutiques at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Saint-Vincent Hospital and Bruyère Village. A portion of the sales of Capital Builders will be donated to Bruyère Foundation.

Co-published by John McQuarrie and The Ottawa Citizen
Foreword by Bruce Deachman
Soft Cover 136 pages
ISBN 978-1-894673-83-9