Government of Canada

Government of Canada

February 19, 2008 17:15 ET

The Government of Canada Launches the Book Military History of Quebec City, 1608-2008

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2008) - On behalf of Canada's Environment Minister John Baird, and the Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today launched the book entitled Military History of Quebec City, 1608-2008. The presentation took place at Artillery Park Heritage Site.

"I am pleased to be here to celebrate this book, born from a collaboration of Parks Canada and National Defence historians," said Minister Verner. Especially on the occasion of Quebec City's 400th anniversary, this is an example of this city's legacy to Canadians and their military."

Published by Art Global, Military History of Quebec City, 1608-2008 is the first book to examine Quebec's long military history. A collection of texts from five historians-Serge Bernier and Jacques Castonguay, from the Department of National Defence, and Andre Charbonneau, Yvon Desloges and Larry Ostola, from Parks Canada - this book showcases the invaluable expertise that each of these authors has gained over the years.

With the publication of Military History of Quebec City, 1608-2008, the Government of Canada is actively celebrating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. This book and other projects, such as Espace 400e, which will house the Parks Canada Discovery Centre in 2009, demonstrate the federal government's interest in preserving and promoting Canada's historic heritage.

At home and abroad, Canadian military history is among the important moments commemorated by Parks Canada. In the province of Quebec alone, there are about ten National Historic Sites of Canada devoted to military history. These allow Canadians to learn more about this aspect of our national heritage.

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