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August 06, 2008 11:00 ET

MP Petit Recognizes the Historic Significance of La Malbaie Historic District

LA MALBAIE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2008) - Mr. Daniel Petit, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles, today unveiled a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque commemorating the national historic significance of La Malbaie Historic District.

"La Malbaie still displays the beauty and charm that made it one of the country's premier resorts from 1880 to 1950," said Mr. Petit. "Our Government is proud to highlight the significant role played by the La Malbaie Historic District in the development of Canadian tourism."

Starting in the mid-19th century, vacationers hired builders to erect picturesque country-style villas on the hillside. Hotels were also established in the area, including the impressive Manoir Richelieu. Nestled in the mountains between two rivers, La Malbaie's rich heritage, breathtaking scenery and views of the majestic Saint Lawrence River bear witness to its long tradition as a renowned holiday destination.

Created in 1919, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada advises Canada's Environment Minister about the national historic significance of places, persons, and events that have marked Canada's history. The placement of a commemorative plaque represents an official recognition of their historic value to the country.

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