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Each year, dozens of endangered or threatened heritage properties, including individual buildings and entire districts, are brought to our attention. Most of these cases fall under municipal jurisdiction. Ultimately, municipalities work within the authority of provincial or territorial heritage legislation.


Historical Resources Act

British Columbia

Heritage Conservation Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 187

Local Government Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 323

Land Title Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 250

Community Charter [SBC 2003] Chapter 26


The Heritage Resources Act [C.C.S.M.c. H39.1]

The Heritage Manitoba Act [C.C.S.M.c. H39]

New Brunswick

Historic Places Protection Act [Chapter H-6]

Municipal Heritage Preservation Act [Chapter M-21.1]

Newfoundlandand Labrador

Historic Resources Act [R.S.N.L. 1990, c. H-4]

Municipalities Act [1999, S.N.L. 1999, c. M-24]

Northwest Territories

Historical Resources Act [R.S.N.W.T 1988, c. H-3]

Nova Scotia

Heritage Property Act [R.S., c. 199, s. 1.]

Special Places Protection Act [R.S., c. 438, s. 1.]

Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Act

Nova Scotia Museums Act

Cemeteries Protection Act


Historical Resources Act

Nunavut Archaeological and Paleontological Sites Regulations

Nunavut Land Claims Agreement


Ontario Heritage Act [R.S. O. 1990, Chapter O.18

Planning Act [R.S. O. 1990, Chapter O.18]

Provincial Policy Statement

Prince Edward Island

Heritage Places Protection Act [Chapter H-3.1]

Archaeological Sites Protection Act [Chapter A-17]

Museum Act [Chapter M-14]

Archives and Records Act [Chapter A-19.1]


Loi sur les biens culturels [L.R.Q., chapitre B-4](en français seulement). 

Loi sur les archives [L.R.Q., chapitre A-21.1](en français seulement). 


The Heritage Property Act [Chapter H-2.2]

Parks Act [S.S. 1986, c. P-1.1]

The Historic Sites Regulations [Chapter P-1.1]


Historic Resources Act

Loi sur le patrimoine historique (en français).