By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, August 21, 2017 The Ottawa River got a largely symbolic designation yesterday meant to encourage Canadians to treat the waterway with more respect. The Quebec government officially gave the river a heritage designation, adding to the designation the federal and Ontario government gave the river last year. The designation doesn’t change any rules on development or activity on the river, but is meant to inspire people to protect the river.
(...)Meredith Brown with Ottawa Riverkeeper said the designation is a move forward, but there is much to be done.
“It’s not a legally binding designation,” she said. “It has no legal teeth. It’s really about recognition and raising awareness about the importance of the river.” Source: Ottawa River gets heritage designation | Metro Ottawa