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Major-General George R Pearkes Building

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The Major-General George R. Pearkes Building (often abbreviated as just Pearkes and referred to as '101 Col By') is the principal location of Canada's National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) and is located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. NDHQ comprises a collection of offices spread across the National Capital Region, however it is primarily based at Major-General George R. Pearkes Building at 101 Colonel By Drive in Ottawa. The building is currently occupied (as of 2022) by senior defence and military staff, procurement and policy officials, intelligence specialists, legal affairs and staff involved in infrastructure. History The building, named after Major-General G.R. Pearkes, was constructed between 1969 and 1974, and was originally intended for use by the Department of Transport. When a planned National Defence Headquarters complex on the LeBreton Flats was not built, however, DND acquired the Colonel By Drive structure. In 1972, the Department of Transportation moved into
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