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Fondation Rivières calls for a review of the law protecting heritage cultural landscapes

Village historique de Val-Jalbert

The Fondation Rivières asks the Minister of Culture and Communications (MCCQ), Maka Kotto, to review the Cultural Heritage Law in force since October 2012 to prevent certain conflicts of interest involving regional county municipalities (MRCs), as in the case of the hydroelectric power station project on the heritage site of the historic village of Val-Jalbert, from recurring in other situations or regions of Quebec.

Indeed, the new law gives the prerogative to the MRCs to apply for cultural heritage landscape status from the Ministry of Culture and Communications. Concerning Val-Jalbert, the MRC Domaine-Du-Roy, which is part of the organization promoting the power plant project, confirmed, during its meeting on October 9, 2012 in Roberval, that it will not give following this possibility. A democratic right is thus violated.

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Photo : Charlene, trip-usa-canada.com

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