Heritage conservation in BC often comes down to the policies, by-laws, and financial support enacted by local government. Voting for representatives who support local heritage values is an important way to make sure heritage conservation is a priority in your community. During elections, your questions and advocacy around about heritage-related issues encourages candidates to include heritage in their platforms.
Heritage conservation and planning are essentially municipal concerns. Part 27 of the Local Government Act provides and describes all the tools and actions municipal governments can use and undertake to conserve heritage in their communities.
Reasons to get involved with Election Advocacy:
Heritage BC has created handy Heritage and Municipal Election Fact Sheets with information about why heritage conservation is an important issue in municipal elections, questions for candidates on heritage issues, and the heritage conservation tools and activities available to municipal governments.