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The National Voice is published on an ad hoc basis.

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is the leading national voice for the Canadian library and information community.

CLA Letter to LAC re: OCLC Proposal to Host Canada’s Union Catalogue, and LAC Response (Sept. 2014)

CLA Endorses The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development (Aug. 2014)

Canadian Library Association Signs Letter Opposing the Use of TPP Negotiations (Trans-Pacific Partnerships) as Backdoor to Changing Canada's Copyright Laws. (July, 2014)

CLA Statement regarding Federal Government Library Consolidation and Closures (Feb. 2014)

CLA Recommendations on Crown Copyright and Licensing (December 20, 2013)

CLA Statement on Social Media Monitoring of Canadians (December 19, 2013)

CLA Response to Consultation Process on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (December 12, 2013)

CLA Response to Canada's Action Plan on Open Government

CLA continues to advocate with the federal government regarding federal libraries and Library and Archives Canada.

CLA conducts research and collects statistics on the state of Canadian libraries.

CLA defends against challenges to intellectual freedom.

CLA contributes to various federal government consultations.

CLA participates in the Library and Archive Canada's Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Network

CLA provides training materials to help members become effective advocates.

Together with partners, CLA/ACB advocates to the federal government in two broad areas of interest:

Public Policy issues that impact libraries, librarians and information specialists, and library users. Examples are:

Funding issues that impact the flow of federal funding to libraries. Examples are:

  • Community Access Program
  • Library Book Rate

Issues of concern to the Canadian library and information community and CLA's involvement:

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