Category Archives: LAC

Time for a Professional Librarian / Archivist to Head Library and Archives Canada

As information is gradually leaked to the press, the amount of expenses declared the Dr. Caron, ex-head of LAC, escalates. In the Ottawa Citizen, May 15, 2013, it states an excess of $170,000 for a range of expenses, some in-appropriate, … Continue reading

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LAC nominated for the annual Canadian Association of Journalists’ Code of Silence Award

In the Wall Street Journal in New York , May 4, it was noted that the Library and Archives Canada was nominated by the Canadian Association of Journalists for its …”code of conduct that keeps staff members from speaking at … Continue reading

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Consequences of Government Interference in the Preservation of Canada’s History

There are reasons why administrators who are not archivists or librarians, but politicians, should not be leading and determining the fate of Canada’s documentary heritage, such as we have seen at the Library and Archives Canada. This is clearly evident … Continue reading

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Muzzling Librarians and Archivists – A Growing Trend in Canada

First you hear about academic librarians being sued for speaking publicly about  their professional views and now you hear how the Canadian Government is imposing a code of behavior that seeks to prevent librarians and archivists at the Library and … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Article on LAC

See http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2013/03/10/historical_letters_not_wanted_at_library_and_archives_canada_critics_say.print.html

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EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION releases statement on LAC and calls for Parliamentary Review

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA – Feb. 2013 After 2004, when the functions of a national library, archives, and potential museum were assumed by LAC under new legislation, various studies were undertaken to determine what LAC … Continue reading

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Canadian Federal Government Attempted to Deny Access to Records in LAC

“…The government maintained it had no obligation to provide the records in Library and Archives Canada…” this refusal was over turned by Justice Goudge’s decision that “…the federal government is obliged to turn over its archival records on Indian residential … Continue reading

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