POLITICS

P.E.I. calls on Ottawa to help fix the province's historic legislature

03/05/2014 10:37 EST | Updated 05/05/2014 05:59 EDT
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Prince Edward Island government is calling on the federal government to help the province with major repairs needed for the provincial legislature.

Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey says federal and provincial officials met in Ottawa on Tuesday to discuss what has to be done.

Vessey says he was pleased with discussions he had with Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, whose responsibilities include Parks Canada.

But he says no commitments were made other than to continue talks.

Parks Canada is responsible for maintaining Province House as a national historic site.

The federal agency said in a recent report that the 166-year-old landmark has a crumbling foundation, among other problems.

The report follows a series of repairs that started in 2012, which included fixing a leaky roof, falling plaster and damaged masonry.