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e-1879 (Canadian heritage)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Michel Masse from Québec, Quebec, on October 11, 2018, at 8:39 a.m. (EDT)
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Citadelle of Québec
Cultural heritage
Government contracts
Masonry
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Department of National Defence will restore a section of the Quebec City Citadel walls with a stone from the United States;
  • Against all odds, the lowest bidder won the contract to restore the King’s Bastion with its proposal to use a stone from the United States;
  • The Pennsylvania Bluestone from the United States will replace the original Sillery sandstone to restore the Quebec City Citadel;
  • The Bluestone does not meet the standards and requirements for the type of restoration material to be used under UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status for Old Quebec and, in particular, its fortifications;
  • The original stone, which was used to build the Citadel, is still available in a quarry in Lévis;
  • Major renovations to the Citadel walls have been completed in recent years using only the original Sillery sandstone; and
  • Many independent experts have concluded that the Bluestone does not meet specifications and that its use could cause future problems with regard to durability and aesthetic uniformity.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to end this attack on the heritage integrity of Quebec City and use the original stone to restore the Quebec City Citadel.
Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
Conservative
Quebec
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 20, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03239)
Government response tabled on April 5, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-09)
Open for signature : October 11, 2018, at 8:39 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 8, 2019, at 8:39 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
6
British Columbia
13
Manitoba
2
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
1
Ontario
53
Quebec
447
Saskatchewan
6
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