Parks Canada to hold public consultations

Canada News Wire
News release
As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, invites all Canadians to share their views on how Parks Canada should work to protect and present national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for the next 50 years.

Parks Canada will hold public consultations from January 9 to January 27, 2017 and deliver a suite of virtual engagement activities and face-to-face events, to ensure all Canadians have the opportunity to provide their input.

Later this month, Parks Canada will release the State of Canada’s Natural and Historic Places report to help inform discussions at the consultations. This report, which covers the period from 2011-16, offers an overview of the state of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage places and provides information on progress in establishing protected areas and designating people, places and events of historic significance.

Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world. Help shape the future of Canada’s amazing network of heritage places by joining the discussion from January 9 to 27, 2017. You can participate by visiting, ParksCanada or Environment and Natural Resources in Canada on Facebook, #TalkParks on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram.

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