Few things are more iconic in the Halifax Regional Municipality than our town clock. We have many well-trained historical carpenters and tradespeople who are very capable of restoring large projects like this clock to bring it back to its former glory.
In May 2016 we heard that the clock would receive a facelift. We just heard, though, when the tender was released last month, that Parks Canada will consider or will be swapping out the original, historical wooden hand-crafted features that represent the architecture of this town clock, for more modern plastic and aluminum pieces. With Parks Canada funding increasing for visitor experience, it's my hope and everyone else's hope back in Nova Scotia that we would properly maintain and restore the historical infrastructure that we have.
Do you expect funding will be properly allocated to ensure that Parks Canada will take care of this treasure of ours, this national treasure?