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18 march 2013

Librarians warned of loyalty duty to Canada's government, high risk activities

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Government is 'dismantling our national library' says James Turk, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

Canada's government librarians and archivists are being warned of 'high risk' activities such as going to a classroom, attending a conference. or speaking in public meetings about what they do.

They are also being reminded of their "duty of loyalty" to the "duly elected government".

These warnings are contained in the Library and Archives Canada - Code of Conduct - Values and Ethics.

They also come at a time that Library and Archives Canada, Canada's national library and public archives, is faced with budget cuts, cuts to services, and a slowing of acquisitions of Canada's heritage.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to James Turk, the executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).



More information:
Margaret Munro article "Federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’ under new code of conduct..." - here
Library and Archives Canada - Code of Conduct: - Values and Ethics - here
Library and Archives Canada web site - here
Canadian Association of University Teachers web site - www.caut.ca
Save Library and Archives Canada web site - www.savelibraryarchives.ca
Canada's Past Matters web site - www.canadaspastmatters.ca

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COMMENTS 

19 March 2013 - 10:10

Boy, is Hilter and Stalin be proud, now. You cannot ID your political position or activity. I have always heard the separation of the politicians from the average civilian.

Sent by Edward Schweikert, Albany, GA, USA

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