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2017-02-10 13:28 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Canadian Register of Historic Places, Costs, Discretionary powers, Heritage sites and buildings, Housing repairs and renovation, Parks Canada Agency, Second reading, Tax credits,

Agence Parcs Canada, Coûts, Deuxième lecture, Pouvoir discrétionnaire, Projets de loi émanant des députés, Rénovations domiciliaires, Répertoire des lieux patrimoniaux du Canada, Sites et édifices patrimoniaux,

Mr. Speaker, I am definitely sympathetic to this bill. I have received a lot of calls from areas in my riding about it. My riding is built on a huge amount of heritage. We have several historic railway stations. The line was built in the 1890s, and we spent all of 2016 celebrating the founder of our region, Antoine Labelle.

When I was growing up, my father spent a lot of time with a bunch of people creating heritage committees and saving the stations. In 2008, on election night, the train station in my hometown burned to the ground. I think it is really important that we do preserve our heritage.

I have a couple of quick questions for my colleague. There is no upper cost limit in this bill. I am curious to know if my colleague thinks there should or should not be one.

I know that the United States has a tax credit for heritage buildings. What does my colleague know about the return on investment for that cost for the government?

Also, and I do not mean this in a partisan way, why did this not happen in the last 10 years?

Monsieur le Président, je suis tout à fait favorable au projet de loi à l'étude. J'ai reçu beaucoup d'appels de résidants de différents coins de ma circonscription à ce sujet. Ma circonscription regorge de richesses patrimoniales. On y trouve plusieurs gares ferroviaires historiques. La voie ferrée a été construite dans les années 1890, et nous avons célébré la mémoire du fondateur de la région, Antoine Labelle, tout au long de 2016.

Quand j'étais jeune, mon père et une multitude de gens passaient beaucoup de temps à mettre sur pied des comités de protection du patrimoine et à sauvegarder les gares. Un incendie a détruit la gare de ma ville en 2008, le soir des élections. Nous devons vraiment nous efforcer de préserver notre patrimoine, selon moi.

J'aurais quelques questions rapides à l'intention du député. Le projet de loi ne prévoit aucun coût maximal. Je me demande si le député jugerait pertinent d'en fixer un.

Par ailleurs, je sais qu'il existe, aux États-Unis, un crédit d'impôt pour les bâtiments patrimoniaux. Le député sait-il quel est le rendement sur investissement de cette mesure pour le gouvernement?

Je me demande aussi, sans partisanerie aucune, pourquoi la mesure à l'étude n'a pas été présentée au cours des 10 dernières années.

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Posted at 15:26 on February 10, 2017

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