It used to be that using the smaller rooms in the Library and Archives Canada building was free to community group with a purpose related to that organization's mandate. Then Public Works and Government Services Canada took over. The “advertised” price for a meeting room is $25.
add $125 for Internet access
add $250 for a staff member to supervise
add $60 administrative fee
And add HST
The message could not be clearer.
That's how it is in Harper's Canada.
I'm now informed that if the meeting is less than two hours the cost would "only" be $375.84 including tax.