May 19, 2022

Audio from the CBC Archive: 44 Years Ago Today National Library of Canada Opens New HQ in Ottawa

From the CBC Archive:

On June 20, 1967, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson presides over the official opening of the new National Library of Canada building in Ottawa. The $13 million building, which will hold Canadian treasures, is described as an imposing structure of granite, marble, glass and steel. “It’s anything but government green,” reports CBC’s Lloyd Robertson. As heard in this clip, Robertson gives a vivid description of the building’s interior from the four rectangular pillars and gold mosaic tiles to the soft brown leather furniture.

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