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Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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The Pointe-au-Père lighthouse National Historic site | © Parks Canada

The mandate of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada is to advise the Government of Canada, through the Minister of the Environment, on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada's history.

Following a thorough evaluation process and recommendation by the Board, the Minister declares the site, event or person of national historic significance.

In addition to handling designations of national significance, the Board provides advice on the following laws and programs: