Media Advisory: CAUT representatives to be available for comment on the announcement by the federal government regarding the Canadian Museum of Civilization
OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - James L. Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) will be available for comment on today's federal government announcement regarding changes to the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
CAUT has taken the lead for over a year is raising concerns about the federal government's disregard for collecting and preserving Canada's documentary heritage which makes it possible for Canadians to know our history. The government is gradually dismembering Library and Archives Canada (see www.savelac.ca), has cut support for local and regional archives, and has made devastating cuts in funding for Canada's historical sites.
It is very likely that the announced changes to the Canadian Museum of Civilization will set the stage for further destruction of Library and Archives of Canada, abandon what has made the Museum of Civilization a model for the rest of the world and the most popular museum in the National Capital Region, and set the stage for a political recasting of Canadian history leading to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)For further information:
Contact: Angela Regnier, communications officer
Phone: (office) 613-726-5186, or (cell) 613-601-6304