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Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

UPDATE – Federal Government announces support for Library Book Rate Bill

CULC/CBUC member Barbara Clubb (Ottawa Public Library) received a thank you note from MP Merv Tweed on the progress of the Library Book Rate bill that he is championing. He indicated strong support from the library community in terms of letters and petitions in support of keeping the library book rate. Second reading has happened. Another hour has been set aside for debate on September 23rd and then the bill will be sent to committee for study.

It's #WorldBookDay and we should be celebrating. Instead we are fighting on behalf of 1 in 10 Canadians with print disabilities. Please RT to help us convince @CQualtro and @cafreeland not to cut $4 million in funding for #accessible books 3 million Canadians rely on. #cdnpoli

The Government of Canada is cutting funding for accessible book production in Canada by $1 million each year until it is fully eliminated in 2015, resulting in fewer books, less choice, less service for our users. Help us stop the cuts! #cdnpoli #AccessibleBooksMatter #a11y

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