OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Representatives of the media are invited
to a news conference on Thursday, November 22 to mark the launch of a
national campaign to protect Canada's museums, historical sites,
archives and libraries.
James Turk, Executive Director, Canadian Association of University
News conference to launch the "Canada's Past Matters" national campaign
Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill,
Thursday, November 22 at 10:30 am
Canadians' ability to know their history and cultural heritage is at
risk by federal cuts, restructuring, and policy changes. Academics,
genealogists, researchers, librarians, archivists, archaeologists,
curators, historians, students and all Canadians stand to lose if our
collective cultural heritage is weakened. The "Canada's Past Matters"
campaign will raise awareness of the harm being done to our historical
and cultural heritage institutions and will propose concrete ways the
federal government can strengthen Library & Archives Canada, public
libraries and local archives, Parks Canada's historical sites, and the
Canadian Museum of Civilization.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of
68,000 academic and general staff at universities and colleges across
SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
For further information:
Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell).