Track 4: POLICY and PRACTICE / Volet 4: Politiques et pratique

TOWN & CROWN: The Evolving LTVP for Parliament Hill

Saturday, October 14
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Parliament Hill is the symbolic heart of Canada, central to the country’s history as a nation and the home of our federal parliamentary system. The iconic heritage buildings and landscape function as important public spaces - the focal point for national celebrations and expressions of democracy, and accommodates the growing needs of a modern Parliament. As stewards of these iconic assets and the surrounding land, the Parliamentary Precinct Branch (PPB) of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), developed the Long-Term Vision and Plan (LTVP). The LTVP was devised to establish a comprehensive approach to undertake extensive rehabilitations of the Crown assets, providing additional parliamentary accommodations and creating a secure and welcoming environment for parliamentarians, staff, visitors and tourists. To date, PPB has completed a number of major construction projects, and presently the LTVP is expanding the geographical boundaries to include not only the assets north of Wellington Street, but also those located within urban Ottawa on the north side of Sparks Street. This presentation will discuss the opportunities and challenges of preserving the unique character of Canada’s most significant heritage landscape and buildings in today’s modern environment - including evolving security requirements and environmental sustainability goals.

Nathalie Laliberte

Parliamentary Precinct Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Nathalie Laliberté is the Director General of the Program, Portfolio and Client Relationship Management sector of the Parliamentary Precinct Branch, which is responsible (as steward and corporate owner) for preserving and maintaining the integrity of PPB’s real property portfolio, occupancy instruments, cost effective management, and achieve client, PSPC and GC objectives.


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Heather D. Thomson, MCIP RPP

Manager, Heritage Program
National Capital Commission

Heather Thomson, MCIP RPP is the Manager, Heritage Program for the National Capital Commission. In her role at the NCC, she provide advice on heritage planning and management for federal lands in the National Capital Region including the Parliamentary Precinct, the Official Residences, the Greenbelt and the Gatineau Park, among others. Heather has worked in heritage planning for 17 years, for organizations at the local, provincial and national levels including Parks Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Outside of work, you will find her exploring the Capital on her bicycle with her two lovely daughters.


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