MP Jean Rousseau Fears for Louis S. St Laurent National Historic Site
Conservative government cuts to the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site in Compton leads MP Jean Rousseau fear the worst about the future of this important museum institution.
The cuts will mean no more guided tours and a shorter opening season for visitors.
“All those who have visited the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site know that the guided tour is essential to the tourism experience of this site of Canadian and Eastern Townships history,” said Jean Rousseau.
The MP also didn’t hide his concern for the long term survival of the institution. “The Conservatives are forcing the museum into a vicious circle. A shorter opening season means fewer visitors, which will lead to increasingly reduced services until we end up closing the museum all together,” said Jean Rousseau.
“The fall is a strong tourism period in Compton, especially with the Comptomnales and beautiful scenery. We can’t close the museum in the middle of this important period,” said Jean Rousseau.
The New Democrat MP is calling on the Conservative government to take a second look at this issue to avoid jeopardizing the tourism season in the Eastern Townships and ensure the future of the Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site.