Canadian Heritage at Risk – Government Cuts Threatening Canada’s History

Are any of our politicians really listening? The government’s public proclamation that the LAC digitization of collections will some how fill the void created by a 20% loss of 500 employees, the elimination of grants and funding to support archival initiatives and programs across the nation, the loss of expertise, the elimination of inter-library loans, the reduced access to original documents and the fact that the LAC is no longer a national repository (leaving Canada on par with a Third World Country), is “not” believable by academics, librarians, archivists or the informed public across Canada.

York University professor Craig Heron has voiced, once again, the concerns across this nation about the cuts to our archival programs, the Library and Archives Canada, and general demise of preserving Canada’s history, see, Gary Price’s article “Canadian History, Heritage at Risk from Cuts to Libraries and Archives Canada, Say Academics” announced in Library Journal Nov. 21:

http://www.infodocket.com/2012/11/21/canadian-history-heritage-at-risk-from-cuts-to-libraries-and-archives-canada-say-academics/

With full article  by Christopher Curtis in the Ottawa Citizen , Nov. 21, http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/Canadian+history+heritage+risk+from+cuts+Libraries/7585621/story.html

This entry was posted in Academic freedom, Academic governance, Academic Librarianship, Academic libraries, Archives, Archivists, CAUT, LAC, Library and Achives Canada, University of Toronto. Bookmark the permalink.

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