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  • Gordon Williams
    Oct 29, 2011
      Good points, Wayne.  From my experience at U of A, the CAUT has espoused or embarked on left-leaning political projects in the past and this could well be another one.  Caution is advised.

      Gordon Williams
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      On 29/10/2011 10:37 AM, Wayne Shepheard wrote:
      This might require a bit more digging to find out whether there is a problem.  This seems to be a cause only of the CAUT which does not seem to like the Conservative government who they think has “worked at producing a cultural transformation” and worry that other “(f)unding cuts have decimated the social landscape.”  They are now complaining about a “modernization project began last spring with a mandate to review how collections are acquired and preserved.”  There may be a bit of unfounded hysteria here in their campaign and certainly a dislike of current politicians who are now in charge.  I am sure they are concerned about preserving materials from Canada’s history but we need to separate what is real here and what is in the imagination of groups who just don’t like conservative policies.
      Wayne Shepheard
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      Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:14 AM
      Subject: LAC
      This will be interesting to follow.  I didn't realize Libraries and Archives Canada was having issues. (as posted in Dick Eastman's newsletter - http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2011/10/announcing-a-campaign-to-save-library-and-archives-canada.html

      Announcing a Campaign to Save Library and Archives Canada

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      The following brief announcement was written by the Canadian Association of University Teachers and published at http://www.caut.ca/pages.asp?page=1036:

      Canadian Association of University Teachers to launch national campaign to Save Library and Archives Canada

      (Ottawa, October 28, 2011) On Wednesday, November 2, the Canadian Association of University Teachers will launch its national campaign: “Save Library and Archives Canada”.

      The campaign will expose how major restructuring of Library and Archives Canada is undermining the institution responsible for preserving Canada’s history and heritage. “Library and Archives Canada is cutting services and acquisitions. Unless this is reversed, the damage to our country will be enormous,” said CAUT’s executive director James L. Turk.



      James Turk, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers
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      Announcement of National Campaign to “Save Library and Archives Canada”


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      Wednesday, Nov 2 at 11:
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