M-473: Take action to save decommissioned places of worship in our communities

It is with great pleasure that on November 4th, 2013, we put on the order paper our motion M-473 on decommissioned places of worship in our communities. This issue affects us greatly, how sad to see these historic buildings which played such a central role in citizens' lives, now left abandoned. Meanwhile, the need for space to house community initiatives gets louder. We are launching the discussion on the adaptive reuse of these buildings!

M-473 — November 4, 2013 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should (a) examine how it can participate in adaptive reuse initiatives for decommissioned places of worship, aimed at returning them to the community, by (i) working with owners, municipalities, provinces and territories, (ii) respecting the structural integrity of the buildings and their historic and patrimonial character, and
(b) examine current government practices in other States, particularly in the tax and regulatory area..

Petition included !