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Should we have more World Heritage sites in Quebec?

christinacameron.jpgOld Quebec and Miguasha National Park are the two World Heritage sites in Quebec.  

World Heritage sites are designated by UNESCO. They are places that are given special protection to preserve their natural or cultural attributes.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention -- the organization that makes that list.

So how well is it working? Are there other areas in this province that should be added to the list?

Christina Cameron is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Montreal. She is the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, and the vice president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She's also working on a book about the origins of the heritage convention.

Listen to Jeanette's conversation with Christina Cameron:  

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