4.0 Rescinding Commemoration

To maintain the integrity of the commemorative program, a designation of national historic significance or an approved form of commemoration may be revoked by the Minister, acting on the advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Such action will be undertaken rarely, and then only when:

i) the commemoration was based on the existence of resources that have since disappeared; or

ii) the resources have fallen into such a state of disrepair as to nullify the reason(s) for the commemoration; or

iii) the commemorative significance of the structure or site has been severely compromised as a result of having been moved and/or altered.