Library and Archives, the largest single employer of librarians and archivists in Canada, has a mandate to acquire, preserve and make available the documentary heritage of Canada. It is also responsible for managing the governments' archival records. The elimination of a national archives program and $1.7 million in funding will have a far-reaching and devastating impact on the preservation of Canada's history for future generations, says Lara Wilson, a University of Victoria archivist.
Wilson should know. The Canadian Council of Archives is a third-party body that delivers funds for the National Archival Development Program. Wilson is chairwoman of the Canadian Council of Archives.
You can read more in the (Victoria and Vancouver Island) Times Colonist at http://goo.gl/SqauT.
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