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The Empress Hotel, Peterborough. From Official Automotive Road Guide of Canada: 1917, edited by James Miln, page 256.

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  1. the initial negative or other plate from which the photograph was directly or indirectly derived, or
  2. the initial photograph, where there was no negative or other plate,
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Therefore, this work would have been in the public domain in Canada as of January 1, 1999. While amendments to the Copyright Act modifying the duration of copyright in photographs came into effect on January 1, 1999, they applied only to works that were not already in the public domain (see sections 54 and 58 of Bill C-32). Therefore, this work is in the public domain in Canada. See disclaimers.