The Farm (Canada)

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The Farm is the official residence of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. It is located at Kingsmere in Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Ontario.

The residence is so named because of its history as an old farmstead dating back to the 19th century. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King privately purchased the farmstead as part of his country estate at Kingsmere Lake.

When Prime Minister King died, he left the residence and grounds to the Canadian Government so that future Canadian officials could make use of the area. The Farm is now owned and operated by the National Capital Commission.

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