Column: Government Cuts Threaten Canada’s History

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Government Cuts Threaten Canada’s History

Snippet: The federal government plans to make major cuts to Library & Archives Canada (LAC), significantly reducing and eliminating services available to the public, as well as, threatening future historical collections.

According the University of Toronto Academic Librarians blog ( the reductions and cuts include but are not limited to:

1) Closure of the staff resource centre at LAC (formerly the departmental library)

2) Closure of inter-library loans unit

3) Reduction of circulation staff by 50%

4) Reduction of digitization staff by 50%

5) Severe reduction in conservation staff for all media

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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