Snapshot: Heritage

Heritage has been in the vanguard of cultural policy and legislation in municipalities across Canada since being given a welcome measure of credibility around the time of the country’s centennial in 1967. One of the earlier pieces of legislation reported in the survey is the 1965 St. Catharines, Ontario By-law to Operate a Museum; in the 1970s there was a flurry of heritage- and archaeology- related legislation and policy.