Category: Governance

Bill C-32 Goes to Committee & Writers Groups launch full-scale attack

A coalition of writers groups have launched a full-scale attack on C-32 reforms such as fair dealing, interlibrary loans, the remix exception, and format shifting Their brief to the Ministers is posted below. Writers Rights to Ministers Brief Michael Geist has provided a lengthy response at the following: www.michaelgeist.ca CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will meet to […]

Changements au sein du Conseil de direction de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Changes at Library and Archives Canada’s Management Board


Dans la foulée du dévoilement des priorités de l’Initiative de modernisation de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC), j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer des changements au sein de notre Conseil de direction. 
 J’aimerais souhaiter la bienvenue à Mme Cecilia Muir qui se joindra à nous à titre de Sous-ministre adjointe responsable du Secteur de […]

National Library Association Continues to Urge Support for Private Member’s Bill

OTTAWA (September 30, 2010) The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is pleased with the progress of Bill C-509, an Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act to provide for the long-term, sustainable provision of the reduced rate of postage for library materials. The Bill, introduced by Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon—Souris, Manitoba, will […]

Examen de la politique du livre / Book Policy Review

The Federal Government is undertaking a review of the Foreign Investment Policy for the Book Industry. The deadline for Submissions is in mid-September. CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will co-ordinate a CULC/CBUC response. The Consultation website is available here in English www.pch.gc.ca/bookconsultation and French www.pch.gc.ca/consultationlivre 
 Mesdames, Messieurs, 
Plus tôt aujourd’hui, l’honorable James Moore, ministre du Patrimoine […]

CULC/CBUC letter to Honourable Tony Clement on Long Form Census

July 26, 2010 The Honourable Tony Clement, P.C., M.P. Minister of Industry 5th Floor, West Tower, CD Howe Building 235 Queen Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5 Dear Minister, The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/ Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) would like to add a voice to the issue of discontinuing the ”long form” with […]

Canadian Library Groups Co-operate and Reinforce message for the Digital Economy Consultation

Various library groups took advantage of the expertise of their colleagues throughout June to develop submissions to the Federal Government on the Digital Economy. Barbara Clubb led the CULC/CBUC writing team. CARL, CLA, and OLA all shared their responses and CULC/CBUC shared while in development. The CULC/CBUC submission is here. CULC Brief.pdf (303.92 kb) Canadian […]

CULC/CBUC commends government for Bill C-32 (Copyright); still some changes requested

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada spend time at their Spring meeting in Edmonton analyzing and discussing the newly released bill C-32. CULC/CBUC will continue to analyze and will be further communicating on the issue of the problems that digital locks impose on public libraries in their mandate […]

Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

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 […]