Save Canada’s national parks and historic sites
Harper’s disastrous decision to make cuts to Parks Canada threatens Canadian wilderness and heritage
Parks Canada preserves more than 200 national parks and historic sites, places that shape our identity and heritage as Canadians. Sadly, they are in jeopardy. This year the Harper Conservatives made the disastrous decision to gut Canada’s national parks and historic sites.
Federal budget cuts of $29 million to Parks Canada will reduce the number of technical staff and scientists, undermining the integrity and health of Canada’s world-renowned parks.
These budget cuts also target some of Canada’s best loved historic sites. Places such as Banff Park Museum in Alberta, the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Laurier House (the former residence of Prime Ministers Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King) in Ottawa and Riel House in Winnipeg will offer fewer services for tourists and will receive fewer visitors each year. Furthermore, local communities that rely on these sites for tourism will face dramatic economic repercussions from these cuts.
Across the country, families enjoy Canada’s open spaces, lakes, rivers, mountains and historic sites. It is a privilege we must fight for and protect.
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