Strengthening the Cultural Property Export and Import Act
- About the Consultation
- A summary of input received is now available.
- Additional Information
- Contact Information
About the Consultation
- Description of Consultation
The basic structure and approach of the Act are sound, but weaknesses in it have been identified that create legal risk or impede its effective implementation. Since its introduction, there have also been advancements in Canadian law that necessitate updating the Act's provisions. Most areas of the Act identified for change are technical issues concerning its administration within government. Other changes that could be considered would impact directly on the rights and obligations of Canadians, and it is on those questions that input from the public and stakeholders will be sought.
A discussion document will form the basis for public and stakeholder consultations through the Canadian Heritage website and two stakeholder discussion groups from the cultural and commercial sectors.
Start Date: 2007-07-05
End Date: 2007-09-30
The Department will obtain public and stakeholder views and advice on a range of possible amendments to the Act.
- Introduction - [HTML Version | PDF Version, 16.4 KB]
- Discussion Document - [HTML Version | PDF Version, 76 KB]
- Movable Cultural Property Program Web site
- Text of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act
- e-mail: LEIBC-CPEIA@pch.gc.ca
- fax: (819) 997-8533
Director, Heritage Policy
Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street, 3rd Floor (15-3-C)
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