Category Archives: Intellectual Freedom

Looking for documents which have disappeared from the www?

Have you saved documents pertaining to the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada which you know have gone missing on the internet? If so, CAPAL, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians is interested in posting them to their … Continue reading

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New York Sunday Times comments on the silencing of scientists in Canada by Harper Government

Jan. 5, 2014. New York Sunday Times states, “This is more than an attack on academic freedom. It is an attempt to guarantee public ignorance.” Read the full opinion piece here, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/opinion/sunday/silencing-scientists.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

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More information and news coverage on closing of science libraries…..

Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2013, has coverage and more information the closing of the science libraries, see “How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre” : “Scientists are calling it “libricide.” Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and … Continue reading

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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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Collaboration Between Donors and Institutes of Higher Learning and Research: “On What Terms?”

CAUT has published a report, Open for Business: On What Terms? (November 2013) that has investigated the relationship between 12 collaborators and Canadian universities, the University of Toronto, being one of them (Munk School of Global Affairs and others). open-for-business-(nov-2013)

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Support Intellectual Freedom in Canada – Sign the Petition for Dale Askey

If you are believe in intellectual and academic freedom, sign the petition that urges Herbert Richardson, founder and editor of Edwin Mellen Press, to drop the last remaining libel lawsuit against Dale Askey. https://www.change.org/petitions/edwin-mellen-press-end-libel-suit-against-dale-askey

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Update from the Canadian Council of Archives – Urgent need for action…

Please find attached the latest update from CCA in pdf format BriefingNote_NADPJune2012eng ) and ( BriefingNote_NADPJune2012-FR ) copied below, which corrects information previously released by the CLA and other organizations. A copy of the message that is being circulates follows: … Continue reading

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