Over 13,000 Canadians shared their perspectives on Canada's national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas from January 9 to January 27, 2017. On May 7, 2018, Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, released a report on the consultation and her response to what was heard. This was the largest Minister's Round Table ever held on the work of Parks Canada. The Minister's response to the consultation and a summary of what was heard is now available.
Let's Talk Parks, Canada! invited all Canadians to share their views on Canada's national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas and on the Parks Canada Agency. For the first time ever, all Canadians were invited to participate in the Minister's Round Table required by the Parks Canada Agency Act (1998). The Act calls on the Minister to seek input from Canadians on matters for which Parks Canada is responsible. Seven round tables had been held since 1999, the most recent in 2014.