January 2017 | Business View Magazine

6 7 january 2017 Opening Lines World Heritage Sites are exceptional places around the world that are considered to have Outstanding Universal Value— these sites are as diverse as the Pyramids of Egypt and Aus- tralia’s Great Barrier Reef, reflecting the best of cultural and natural heritage. There are 18 World Heritage Sites in Canada, including the breathtaking Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and the Historic District of Old Québec. Canadians and communities have until Jan- uary 27, 2017 to nominate new places to be considered for inclusion on Canada’s list for inscription as World Heritage Sites, which was last updated in 2004. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Can- ada, Catherine McKenna, announced the mem- bers of a new Ministerial Advisory Committee charged with reviewing applications from the public for Canada’s next set of possible UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ministerial Advisory Committee is com- posed of six Canadians that are experts in natural and cultural heritage conservation and commemoration in Canada. The Committee is to be chaired by Dr. Christina Cameron. She will be joined on the Committee by Mr. Derek Thompson, Mr. George Greene, Dr. Lisa Prosper, Canadians Have Until Jan. 27, 2017 to Nominate Places for Canada’s Next Set of UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites Natural beauties