World Heritage: Canada

Periodic Report on the Application of the World Heritage Convention

SECTION I OF THE PERIODIC REPORT
ON THE APPLICATION OF THE
WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION

APPLICATION OF THE
WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION
BY CANADA

December 2004

SECTION I: APPLICATION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION BY CANADA

I.1. INTRODUCTION


a. State Party

CANADA


b. Year of ratification or acceptance of the Convention

Ratified 23 July 1976


c. Organization responsible for the preparation of the report

Parks Canada
25 Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC
CANADA K1A 0M5


d. Date of the report

2004

Canada is a federal state composed of ten provinces and three territories, each of which has its own government. Municipalities have local governments and some Aboriginal communities also have some form of self-government. Legislative responsibilities for nature conservation and cultural heritage are shared under the Canadian Constitution. This report reflects the large number of agencies with authority on natural and cultural heritage matters.