Unanimity in Quebec City and Ottawa against relocation of artefacts

Surprised to learn that the millions of Parks Canada artifacts in Quebec City will be moved to a new building in Gatineau, while a concrete solution has been presented to conserve them in their natural environment, the City of Quebec, the government Of the province and the Conservative opposition in Ottawa are asking the Liberal government to reconsider its decision.

“Artifacts are removed from the cradle of French America. This is what makes me worse at heart in this story when we had a project for them that was turnkey and which solved many problems, “denounced Thursday morning, the vice-president of the board Executive of the City of Quebec, Julie Lemieux, who is calling for an intervention by Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of the Quebec and Jean-Yves Duclos.

The sound of the bell is the same on the side of Quebec’s Minister of Culture, Luc Fortin. Through his press officer, he said he was “very concerned about the situation”. “A telephone meeting is scheduled next week with Minister Catherine McKenna (responsible for Parks Canada) and the file will be discussed,” promises Karl Filion. It is important for the minister to keep the expertise in Quebec City. ”

The Parti Quebecois deputy in Taschereau, Agnes Maltais, filed a motion jointly with the deputy Caquiste de La Peltrie, Eric Caire and the solidarity member for Saint-Marie-Saint-Jacques, Manon Masse, so that ” National Assembly denounces Parks Canada’s decision to transfer millions of artifacts to Gatineau and calls on the government to demand that our artifacts remain in our national capital and the Mi’kmaq nation.

In Ottawa, Gerard Deltell of Louis-Saint-Laurent was the first to react. A fervent historian, he believes that heritage objects must remain where they are currently stored. “Quebec is not a city like any other in terms of heritage,” he argues. Mr. Deltell believes that since his government initiated the project, things have moved with the joint proposal of Universitу Laval, the City of Québec and the government, which plan to build a center of expertise in archeology at the Séminaire de Quebec . “We now have an alternative that is profitable for everyone,” argues Mr. Duclos.

The Sun revealed Thursday morning that the federal government was moving forward with its plan to collect artefact collections from five cities across the country, including Quebec City, in one place. With the construction of a new building in Gatineau, the project is valued at $ 45 million.

Quebec City, Universite Laval and the Government of Quebec are working on the development of a unique archeology center in the country that would conserve the approximately five million historic objects of the Capitale-Nationale currently stored on Newton Avenue and Beauport.


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