P.E.I. and Ottawa meet about future of Province House

Colin MacLean
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CHARLOTTETOWN – What does the future hold for P.E.I.’s 166-year-old legislature building, Province House?

Province House Christmas morning 2012

That was the topic of discussion during a meeting between the federal government and the province on March 4.

Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey, said Wednesday that the meeting was productive and encouraging.

“We had some excellent discussions with Ministers Leona Aglukkaq and Gail Shea and our other federal colleagues about the future of Province

House,” said Vessey said.

“It is an irreplaceable piece of Canadian history, and both parties agree that we must do what it takes to return this national treasure to its original condition.”

Vessey was joined in Ottawa by Opposition Leader Steven Myers.

The two groups agreed to hold more meetings to discuss both long-term and short-term renovations to the building.

Parks Canada, which is responsible for maintaining Province House as a national historic site, commissioned an architectural report this past year that indicated the building is in serious need of repairs. 

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