Friday, 23 November 2012

CAUT expand campaign

There's more rotten in the State of Denmark Canada than Library and Archives Canada, certainly on the heritage front. That's the view of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. To make the point CAUT has started a new website Canada's Past Matters.The issues highlighted are:

Save Library & Archives Canada
Preserve Canada’s Historical Sites
Protect Canada’s Public Libraries
Restore Canada’s Local Archives
Retain the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Given the turn out earlier this year when about 1000 scientists marched on Parliament Hill protesting government actions it would be even better if the academic community, and supporters, could get together in a coordinated campaign against this government's antagonistic policy on research and knowledge infrastructure of all kinds.

Thanks to Bruce Elliott for the tip

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