Monday, 31 October 2011

Bureaucrats to muscle public out of Library and Archives

Chris Cobb's article in today's Ottawa Citizen confirms what those most impacted already know, "Library and Archives Canada one of the most used public places in the capital is about to become significantly less welcoming to thousands of people because federal bureaucrats want more space to hold meetings/"

The full text is at http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Bureaucrats+muscle+public+Library+Archives/5631136/story.html)

At the end of the article is the history of the building, "officially opened in 1967 by prime minister Lester B. Pearson and renovated in 1994 to enable increased use by community groups."

"Pearson predicted the Library and Archives would become "an increasingly important centre of information and inspiration for all Canadians.""

Apparently prime minister Stephen Harper is set on undoing his renowned predecessor's legacy.

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