Department of Public Works, Board of Works records : Correspondence in subject files

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Canada. Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records : Correspondence in subject files
Commission des travaux, Correspondance officielle : Correspondance dans les dossiers-matières
RG 11 A 1 b
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Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Public Works and Government Services Canada (known as PWGSC and formerly referred to as the Department of Public Works and Government Services) is the department of Canada's government that is responsible for the government's internal servicing and administration. PWGSC is one of the oldest federal departments, dating back to 1841 when it was known as the Board of Works. The position of Minister of Public Works existed as part of the Cabinet of Canada from 1867 to 1995. The current-day PWGSC was formed in 1996 with the merger of four government departments, which had been responsible for such things as producing military equipment during the Second World War and supplies for post-war reconstruction, public printing and stationery, all government voice and data telecommunications, translations, and so on. Today, PWGSC is one of the largest federal departments and provides common services to more than 100 federal departments and agencies.
This collection consists of correspondence received by the Board of Works. The main subject headings for this correspondence are: bridges, roads, public buildings, canals, and tenders. Note that the tenders files have been placed in alphabetical order.