The preservation and availability of documentary heritage often seems like the air we breathe or the water we drink – taken for granted until something happens to it!
— UNESCO statement on documentary heritage

Take Action to Save LAC

Voice your concern about the situation at Library & Archives Canada by writing a letter to:

The Hon. Shelly Glover
Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Hervé Déry
Administrative Centre
Library and Archives Canada
550 Place de la Cité
Gatineau, QC J8T 0A7
CANADA

Points to write about

  • Amend the Library and Archives of Canada Act to more clearly specify LAC’s obligation to maintain a comprehensive collection of Canada’s documentary heritage
  • Ensure funding required to fulfill this obligation
  • Restore LAC’s full acquisition of published material and archival acquisitions
  • Restore public services, including access to archivists and librarians; access to the general reference collection; and re-establishment of specialist archivist positions
  • End fragmentation of collections resulting from decentralization
  • Restore the Inter-Library Loans program
  • Restore the National Archival Development Program


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