Celebrating Public Services and Procurement Canada’s history

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Public Services and Procurement Canada is publishing a series of stories throughout 2017 called Celebrating Public Services and Procurement Canada’s history. These stories will highlight the contributions and achievements of the organizations that eventually became part of department. You will meet employees past and present who have contributed to the department’s efforts to support Canadians and build the country we know today.

The series will take you back to the department's beginnings, exploring some of its many significant accomplishments.

Even before Confederation in 1867, the department's predecessors were laying the foundations for the new nation of Canada—from constructing the Parliament Buildings, to surveying the country and opening up vital trade and transportation routes. The Queen's Printer has been publishing the Canada Gazette since 1841 without ever missing a deadline. Translation services, now part of the department, have been vital to the government's functions since the first negotiations between the English and the French.

The series will also remember important historical figures such as:

Canada 150 is a chance to celebrate the department’s proud history of service to the government and people of Canada.

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