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Update March 17 – House of Commons to vote on Bill C-323 on Thursday, March 23

Update March 17 – House of Commons to vote on Bill C-323 on Thursday, March 23. Vote will either kill Bill or send it to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for further discussion. It’s not too late to contact your local MP!

Update March 2 – Second hour of House of Commons debate on Heritage Tax Bill C-323 may be set for Thursday, March 9. Vote to kill bill or to send committee – March 22.

Update Feb. 13 – First hour of debate on Heritage Tax Bill C-323 took place in House of Commons

Keep sending letters and resolutions!

To see a transcript of the Friday, Feb. 10 debate on C-323, scroll down in Hansard to Private Members’ Business. You will see that your letters/resolutions were quoted extensively by MPs in their statements. Please keep these letters/resolutions flowing as they will continue to make an important impact as debate progresses. A second hour of debate on C-323 will come in the next few weeks (we will post the date when it is assigned), followed by a vote on whether to kill the Bill or send it to the House of Commons Environment Committee for further vetting and debate.


Breaking News - Debate of Federal Heritage Bill C-323 Set for this Friday! Contact your MP Today

Second reading and the first hour of debate for Bill C-323 will take place in the House of Commons this Friday, February 10 during Private Member’s Hour, 1:30-2:30EST / 11:30-12:30MST. You can tune in via CPAC or at
Bill C-323 – An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Rehabilitation of Historic Property) – proposes to create tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic places.
If you haven’t done so already, take action immediately and write to your MP voicing your support for the measures in this Bill. Check out our toolkit, containing everything you need to know about Bill C-323 and how to take action.

What you can do:

  • Write to your MP, ask for a meeting, or both! Here is the link to find your MP by postal code.  
  • Write a letter to the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, who is responsible for historic places in Canada.
  • Here is a sample letter to get you started. When crafting your letter(s), you will find helpful background information on our website. Point to historic places in your area that need this kind of financial measure – especially those at risk!
  • Cc the National Trust, the Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and the Hon. Peter Van Loan (sponsor of the Bill) to let us know what action you’ve taken! Send a copy of your letters to the National Trust for Canada, 190 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON  K1R 6H4.
Just do it!

Thank you.