OTTAWA, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister and Minister
responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Peter Kent, today
announced the appointment of Mr. Kenn Harper as the Nunavut
representative to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
(HSMBC) and the reappointments of Mr. Leonard Cusack, representative of
Prince Edward Island, Mr. Lorne Wheeler, representative of Newfoundland
and Labrador, and Dr. Harold D. Kalman of Vancouver, British Columbia.
"I am pleased to appoint Mr. Harper as Nunavut's representative on the
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada," said Minister Kent. "His
knowledge of Arctic history combined with his decades of tireless work
to preserve and promote it will prove to be a tremendous asset for the
Board in its work."
"The significant contributions Leonard Cusack, Lorne Wheeler and Dr.
Harold Kalman have made to the Board's work during their previous terms
have led to their reappointments today," said Minister Kent. "Their
respective knowledge and dedication to preserving and promoting
Canadian history will continue to be invaluable in their roles as Board
Established in 1919 and supported by Parks Canada, the HSMBC advises the
Minister of the Environment on the designation of places, people and
events of national historic significance. Together with Parks Canada,
it ensures that these subjects of national historic significance are
recognized appropriately, both within Canada and abroad.
SOURCE: Parks Canada
For further information:
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Media Relations Parks Canada
(Also available on the Internet at www.pc.gc.ca under Media Room.)