Heritage and Federal Election 2021

With a federal election announced for September 20th, the National Trust will be working with the National Council and other heritage organizations across Canada to get heritage questions and solutions before candidates and onto party platforms.

Click here for our Federal Election Party Platforms primer. 

Please see our Federal Election 2021 questions we have sent to the federal parties/candidates, including explanatory background – Federal Election 2021 – Why Heritage Places Matter: Climate Action, Reconciliation, and Job Creation.

Click here for the responses from each party.

For further background, you can also see National Trust’s August submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee’s Pre-Budget Consultations 2022 (English-only at this time).


On September 8, the National Trust, the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, the Indigenous Heritage Circle and ICOMOS Canada hosted a virtual conversation about heritage and the looming federal election. This one-hour open Zoom call will rallied the sector, to look at what the parties are promising to date  and shared strategy for future government relations. Watch the recording here. 


The National Trust for Canada is a non-partisan registered charity that leads and inspires action for Canada’s heritage places. The National Trust does not engage in any activities that support or oppose a political party or candidate for public office.

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