Thank you, Madam Chair.
I would like to thank the witnesses for being here.
You are enlightening us on some things. We are here to improve the procedure, and this is your reality on a daily basis.
I see that the problem is a financial one, and it is a recurring problem. We will never eliminate a heritage site, we will always add to it. The costs of restoration and upgrading will ensure that, even for existing sites, there will be additional costs. This seems realistic to me.
Now, what do we do?
My colleague Mr. Bossio was talking about a post office. In my riding, sites of great historic value are somewhat lost. I have two very clear examples of ownership and the will of the environment.
My riding is home to the historic site of Fort-Jacques-Cartier-et-du-Manoir-Allsopp, in Cap-Santé. This abandoned fort marked Canada's history with Jacques Cartier. The mansion is a little outdated and poorly maintained, and the local people don't have the means to maintain it.
As a member of Parliament, what can I do to help them? In the report we will table, what mechanisms or tools can we put in place to restore historic sites? We realize that the funds are not unlimited. Knowing this, what do we do now?
My questions are for Ms. Montminy and Ms. Bull.