Quebec announces $20M in funds to preserve province’s religious heritage

Source: CBC

Money will go towards restoration, preservation and repurposing churches for other use

The Quebec government is investing $20 million to preserve and restore buildings and art with religious and cultural heritage value.

Nathalie Roy, the province’s Minister of Culture and Communications, made the announcement Sunday at the Sainte-Famille Church in Boucherville. Support for preserving religious heritage was a Coalition Avenir Québec campaign promise.

Of the total package, some $15 million will be spent restoring buildings, fixtures — such as organs — and works of art in several regions around Quebec. The stained glass windows at the Sainte-Famille Church, dating to 1801, are an example of a restoration projects already selected for this year.

The grants will cover up to 80 per cent of costs.

The remaining $5 million will be used to repurpose churches for other uses.

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