CULC/CBUC Federal Budget Submission

Written Submission for Finance Canada’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2022 Federal Budget

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 establish an Equitable Access to Reading Fund which would be focussed on ensuring the print disability community across Canada have access to reading material in multiple accessible formats and that the fund contributes to their ability to fully participate in learning, work and community life.

Recommendation 4: That the Government of Canada restore ongoing sustained funding in Budget 2022 for the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) to support an equitable reading landscape in Canada for people with print disabilities and to ensure that inclusive reading options exist across Canada.

Read the full submission: CULC/CBUC 2022 Federal Budget Submission