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CLA Supports Dale Askey in Libel Suit Defence

One of the Canadian Library Association's stated values is:

We believe that libraries and the principles of intellectual freedom and free universal access to information are key components of an open and democratic society.

It is imperative that library workers are able to openly discuss and publish their thoughts, research and opinions. The impartial evaluation of information quality is one of the key contributions of professional librarians.  The CLA Executive Council wishes to publicly support Dale Askey of McMaster University and McMaster University in their defence against the unprecedented libel suit brought against them by Edwin Mellen Press.

The CLA Executive Council strongly urges Edwin Mellen Press to drop this suit.