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February 19, 2008 12:32 ET

Prominent Canadians Appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird, today announced the appointments of prominent Canadians to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC):



Dr. Harold D. Kalman of Vancouver, British Columbia
Ms. Ingrid Diana Kritsch of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Dr. Jean-Claude Marsan of Montreal, Quebec
Ms. Loree Stewart of Marsh Lake, Yukon
Dr. David A. Sutherland of Halifax, Nova Scotia


"I am pleased to appoint these five experts on Canadian history to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada", said Minister Baird. "Their important contributions will help the Board ensure that Canada's rich historical heritage is remembered and appreciated by this and future generations."

The HSMBC advises the Minister of the Environment on the designation of places, people and events of national historic significance. With Parks Canada, it also ensures that these subjects of national historic significance are marked appropriately, both within Canada and abroad.

"The commemorative plaques placed across the country by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada help to connect Canadians with our shared past and with each other," explained Minister Baird. "They tell the story of our development as a nation, and the people, places and events that shaped our country."

Created in 1919, the HSMBC has 17 members: the National Archivist, an officer of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and one part-time Governor-in-Council appointee for each province and territory, with the exception of Quebec and Ontario, which have two members each. Part-time appointments are made by the Governor in Council on the advice of the Minister of the Environment.

(Also available on the Internet at www.pc.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of the Environment
    Eric Richer
    Press Secretary
    819-997-1441
    or
    Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
    Michel Audy
    Executive Secretary
    819-997-0129