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|Form of government||Federal Parliamentary Monarchy|
|Size in km²||9093510|
|Year of construction||1920|
|Architect||John A. Pearson, Jean Omer Marchand (GB)|
The Centre Block (in French: Édifice du centre) is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, containing the House of Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of a number of members of parliament, senators, and senior administration for both legislative houses. It is also the location of several ceremonial spaces, such as the Hall of Honour, the Memorial Chamber, and Confederation Hall.
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Up until 1955, cats were employed by the Canadian parliament to control various rodents in the building: although they were gradually replaced by pesticides, the retired parliamentary cats did not leave "Parliamentary Hill" – and a small colony was still looked after by volunteers until 2013.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||338||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||44.057|
|Number of women||88||HDI||0,913|
|Pop. per MP||106.331||Democracy index||9,08|
|CO2 total||565.992||CO2 per capita||15,90|