This notice just came in from Canadian Association of University Teachers. They have been following the developments at the Library and Archives Canada -
“In the wake of enormous public pressure, the Minister of Heritage, James Moore, is considering reinstating the National Archival Development Program (NADP). This would be an important victory for local and regional archives across the country; CAUT unequivocally supports the restoration of the NADP. However, funding for the program is not yet confirmed. Especially troubling is that, Minister Moore has indicated that any money for the NADP would have to come from within the already depleted Library and Archives Canada (LAC) budget.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers calls on all Canadians to contact the Heritage Minister and voice support for restoring the NADP, insisting that the $1.7 million annual cost of the program be added to the current LAC budget”.
To let your feeling be known, you can write to The Hon. James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
Find out more about the NADP see www.canadaspastmatters.ca/local-archives
For more information contact Rosa Barker: firstname.lastname@example.org or (613)726-5166