The state of historic places in Canada is being discussed in the House of Commons. The time to make your opinions known is now!

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* 1. I appreciate the House of Commons Environment Committee’s interest in the preservation and rehabilitation of Canada’s heritage buildings. I agree that Federal action is needed. 

I request that priority be given to measures that would have the most tangible and immediate positive impact for the greatest number of rural and urban places in Canada, and a proven spin-off effect for the environment and our economy:

A.      Measures that would encourage private sector investment in the revitalization of historic places that matter in our communities; and

B.      Measures that help fund the efforts of Indigenous peoples, charities and not for profits to save and renew places of significance. 

Proven measures include grants and contributions, tax-based incentives and "heritage first" leasing and investment policies. 

Existing tools including the Canadian Register of Historic Places and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada are already in place to administer these incentives, and require federal leadership and support.

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