CULC/CBUC’s 2022 Pre-Budget Consultation Recommendations

List of Recommendations

Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada introduce legislation to ensure that Canada’s public libraries and users have access on reasonable terms to e-content from multinational publishers.

Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognize the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provide funding to further support libraries performing these critical services. 

Recommendation 3: That the Government of Canada restore ongoing sustained funding in Budget 2022 for the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to support an equitable reading landscape in Canada for people with print disabilities and to ensure that inclusive reading options exist across Canada.