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From sacred to secular: Canada set to lose 9,000 churches, warns national heritage group

News - March 11th, 2019
(Max Paris / CBC News)
(Max Paris / CBC News)

A national charity that works to save old buildings estimates that 9,000 religious spaces in Canada will be lost in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country.

National Trust for Canada regeneration project leader Robert Pajot says every community in the country is going to see old church buildings shuttered, sold off or demolished.

A conversation, he suggests, every town and city in Canada should be having at the moment.

Read Bonnie Allen's article on CBC's Web site.

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