Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

October 05, 2009 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Publishes the Public Consultations Report on the Future of the Grande-Allee Armoury in Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister for La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Quebec City Region, today announced the publication of the results of the public consultations on the future of the Grande-Allee Armoury in Quebec City.

"I'm very pleased to present the results of these consultations to Canadians," said Minister Paradis. "More than 2,500 people visited the consultations Web site, and more than 700 people replied to the questionnaire."

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada has committed $2 million to establish a plan for the future of the Quebec City armoury. These consultations were held from May 15 to June 15, 2009, and the findings of these consultations are available on Public Works and Government Services Canada's Web site at www.pwgsc.gc.ca/armoury.

"Our government promised to consult the public on the future of the Armoury, and we have done so," added Minister Verner. "I would like to thank everyone who participated, and who contributed to setting the future course of this important historic site."

The results highlight the public's priorities for planning the Armoury's future: protecting the building's architectural heritage, the site's historic and commemorative importance, public access to the site, multifunctional use of the site, and the cost and profitability of the future project.

PWGSC will call upon the expertise of a real property consultant to study the concepts that emerged from the consultations. The consultation results compiled by the consultant and the results of the feasibility analysis and business case will guide decisions surrounding the eventual site.

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This news release is available online at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.


BACKGROUNDER

REPORT ON THE PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF THE GRANDE-ALLEE ARMOURY

Public consultations on the future of the Armoury were conducted from May 15 to June 15, 2009. The consultations Web site received over 2,500 visits. A total of 786 people answered at least one of the questions and, of that number, more than 700 answered all the questions, while nearly 300 added a comment.

The results of the public consultations included in the report take into account responses received by Internet, mail and fax. In addition to the responses compiled from the questionnaire, 11 opinions and 10 concept proposals were received.

A day of public hearings was held on May 20, 2009, in Quebec City, and five proposals were presented in person to the Federal Advisory Committee. There was no obligation to present proposals in person, nor was there any additional advantage to be gained by doing so. All proposals received that conformed to the criteria established were accorded equal treatment, regardless of whether they were presented in person or simply mailed, e-mailed or faxed in.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Public Works and
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    Mary-Ann Dewey-Plante
    Press Secretary
    613-218-6961
    or
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
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