How Will Canada Resolve its National Historic Designations Backlog?
My question to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change:
"Mr. Speaker, I worked in Parks Canada for over 3 decades where I managed the national historic sites program in my region.
I worked with communities to recognize persons, places and events that have profound importance to Canadians.
Under the previous government, this program was neglected and caused a huge backlog in designations.
Would the Minister of Environment’s tell me what her plan is to deal with this issue?"
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change responded:
"I'd like to thank my honourable member for his question and also commend him for his great work.
The government (of Canada) was proud yesterday to announce, the designation of 38 people, places and events.
This will allow us to establish a link between our common history and the spirit of Canadians.
Our government pledges to consider all recommendations of designations in a timely fashion.
We will work with communities across Canada to offer Canadians the opportunity to rally around our united history."
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