Saturday, 19 November 2011

It shouldnt be a popularity contest

That`s a comment that was made to me when discussing the selection of advisers to Library and Archives Canada some months ago.

The sneer which which the comment was rendered set me back. Democracy is such a drag! Presumably the person speaking had a better idea on how members of parliament ought to be selected, and political party leaders.

So I was interested to run across an election about to commence within the Library and Archives advisory community, for the City of Montréal users on the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Board of Directors. Voting will be online between Tuesday November 22 at 10:00 and Sunday November 27 at 5:00 pm.

Interestingly only one of the 16 candidates chose to present any information in English; he also repeated it in French and Spanish.

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