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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.

 

Canadian Library Association statement urging government to return Statistics Canada to its status as one of the world’s most respected National Statistical agencies. (October 2014)

The Canadian Library Association expresses concern regarding the transmission of unencrypted data via Adobe Digital Edition 4 software (October 2014)

CLA responds to Industry Canada Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas, DGSO-003-14, dated August 19, 2014 (the “Consultation Paper”) (October 2014)

Position Statement on the Fundamental Right of People who are Incarcerated to Read, Learn and Access Information (September 2014)

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

CLA Endorses The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development (August 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 (February 2014)

CLA Recommendations on Crown Copyright and Licensing (December  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 (September 2013)


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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