The Harper-pocalyse gets worse - we’re trading libraries for prisons.
Go to this site to call on the Federal Government to Save Library and Archives Canada.
From CBC: “The federal government is eliminating a series of libraries and archives throughout different departments as part of the latest budget cuts. Library and Archives Canada alone has received or will still receive more than 400 affected notices and the department announced 20 per cent of its workforce would be let go.”
My favorite comment from the news item: “Of course the government will attempt to eliminate, and at the very least, curtail, libraries and archives. Without history or access to prior or even current knowledge, governments can create futures without any messy details. There can be no comparisons to the past, no references to people or things or instances that might encourage people to pause and think about the implications of a government plan.”