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

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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