More federal money for historical infrastructures

More federal money for historical infrastructures

Main pic: Redoute Dauphine, 22 ‘A’, rue McMahon, Québec, Québec, Canada. Photo credit: Jean Gagnon

Quebec City (Quebec) 17 December 2104 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Quebec City yesterday to hand out some money to help the city refurbish and renovate some historical structures that make the city what it is.

Old Quebec City is a walled city, and that wall is one of the things that makes ‘La Veille Capitale’ one of the more unique cities in North America.

The wall stands for everything Canada is made of, and is so historical and strategic for the country that the city was named as a World Heritage site by UNESCO back in 1985.

It is the only remaining fortified structure of its kind still being maintained, and in its original state, north of Mexico.

The money from Ottawa will go to repair certain areas of the wall and to help refurbish two other old buildings that need some serious fixing-up.

The wall repairs will get $30 million and the other two buildings will get $4.5 million and $1.2 million respectively. The smaller sums will be for the Dauphine redout, which is indirectly part of the wall fortifications, and for the Maison Maillou on rue St. Louis.

The Dauphine redoubt was built back in 1712 and is part of the federal park known as Parc de l’Artillerie.

The Maison Maillou has been rented by the city since 1959 and needs a complete restoration.

Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume was pleased with the announcement reiterating what Mr Harper had said in regards to the importance of maintaining these older structures in order to recognize the historical background of the country.

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