05 May 2012

Poll on LAC funding

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is undertaking a Save Library and Archives Canada campaign based on concerns regarding budget cuts and management policies.
The mission of Library and Archives Canada, as embodied in legislation is:

  • To preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations;
  • To be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada; 
  • To facilitate in Canada cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge; and
  • To serve as the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions.
In the 2012 budget cuts of $9.6 million were proposed over three years which will reduce the Library and Archives Canada workforce of 1,065 to 850 people. This poll asks your opinion on the adequacy of funding to allow LAC to meet its mission.

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