5. Protection and Management of the Property


  1. Ownership
  2. Protective designation
  3. Means of implementing protective measures
  4. Existing plans related to municipality and region in which the proposed property is located
  5. Property Management Plan
  6. Sources and levels of finance
  7. Sources of expertise and training in conservation and management techniques
  8. Visitor facilities and statistics
  9. Policies and programmes related to the presentation and promotion of the property
  10. Staffing levels

B. Protective designation

The nominated property is protected under three federal statutes.

Historic Sites and Monuments Act, 1952-53

The elements of the nominated property have been commemorated as national historic sites of Canada under the authority of the Government of Canada’s Historic Sites and Monuments Act (Appendix N), which empowers the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency to commemorate, acquire and administer historic places pursuant to the act.

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada, 1926

Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, 1923

Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site of Canada, 1989. The designation includes Fort

Henry, Murney Tower, Shoal Tower, Fort Frederick and Cathcart Tower.

Parks Canada Agency Act, 1998

The Parks Canada Agency’s responsibilities to commemorate, acquire and administer historic places are defined under the authority of the Parks Canada Agency Act .

Department of Transport Act, 1985

Pursuant to the Department of Transport Act, the Historic Canals Regulations are a third legislation mechanism under which the nominated property is protected. The Parks Canada Agency administers the Historic Canals Regulations , which apply to the management, maintenance, use and protection of historic canals.