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Royal Commission Parliament Buildings Fire Report

On February 7, 1916, a Royal Commission was appointed to examine the cause of the fire that destroyed the Centre Block. The Commission held a series of public meetings between February 10 and February 23, 1916. The final report was published on May 5, 1916.

You can read the full report of Royal Commission Parliament Buildings Fire Report here. The PDF file is 159 pages long.

Note: To assist in navigating the document, I have added bookmarks and hi-lighted the names of the witnesses.

I have attempted to recreate the document as accurately as possible. This includes spelling mistakes, spelling variations and grammar errors found in the original source documents.

You can find the report's original source documents on the Privy Council Office, Commissions of Inquiry Web page.

The two commissioners appointed to investigate the fire were: