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Release of the Culture Satellite Account

Today, Statistics Canada released data on how important culture really is to the economy of Canada. It’s the first time ever Canadians will have such reliable data. The economic data comes from the Culture Satellite Account (CSA), a precise and reliable source using the most rigorous and transparent methodology to date to measure the economic importance and activity of arts, culture, heritage and sport in Canada.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Details TPP Copyright Proposal Protest

APLA has co-signed a letter regarding the proposed extension of copyright term, detailed and linked by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on this webpage.

LAC Library and Archives Canada Code of Conduct

Carmen Garrett, Chief of Operations for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada, responds regarding APLA’s complaint against the Library and Archives Canada Code of Conduct. Full letter here [PDF].

Response from DFO Regarding APLA Questions on the Future of DFO Libraries

Diane Orange, Assistant Deputy Minister  Human Resources and Corporate Services, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, responds to APLA and BCLA joint letter on concerns over the recent closure of DFO libraries. Full letter here [PDF].

Open Letter regarding the future of DFO libraries

Hon. Gail Shea
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

March 21, 2014

Dear Minister:

Letter to Suzanne Legault removing APLA’s complaint of potential effects of LAC Code of Conduct.

Previous Letter

Ms. Suzanne Legault, Information Commissioner of Canada

Place de Ville, Tower B
112 Kent Street, 7th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H3

March 3, 2014

Dear Ms. Legault,

Notes from the RSC Expert Panel on the Future of Libraries

On Friday November 8, 2013 the Royal Society of Canada’s expert panel on the Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives held a public consultation at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The consultation was well attended by representatives of the library and archives communities of Atlantic Canada, as well as interested faculty from several of our local institutions.

Letter to Merv Tweed

Mr. Merv Tweed, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

July 8, 2013

Dear Mr. Tweed,


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