This letter, from the leading lights of Canadian archival academia, is among the best I’ve seen on the subject of the LAC/NADP cuts. It’s concise, unambiguous, and offers a concrete and innovative solution for funding Canada’s archival infrastructure.
The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs addressed an open letter to the Honourable James Moore on 30 May 2012, speaking out against the Canadian Government’s cuts to the National Archival Development Program and services at Library and Archives Canada.
A piece by Myron Groover titled “The Wrecking of Canada’s Library and Archives” on British Columbia news site The Tyee, published 7 June 2012. The article addresses the recent government cuts put through by Library and Archives Canada, and the impact on our nation’s heritage keepers.
The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections have an album of images from the Ottawa Archivist’s Trek activities on 28 May 2012 available on their Facebook page. It can be accessed using the link above.
A whole lot of Canadians are upset about the budget decisions being made by the Canadian Government these days.
On 3 June 2012, several prominent Canadians and an estimated 18,000 other citizens participated in “Black Out, Speak Out”, darkening over 500 websites in protest of the Conservative government’s budget bill. The link above will take you to the CBC story on the event.
A blog post from 4 June 2012 by David J. Climenhaga, as posted on www.rabble.ca and www.albertadiary.ca - the post addresses the federal archives & library cuts, the Archivists’ Trek mock funeral outside LAC, and Daniel Caron’s appearance at the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference.