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ClosingGovernmentLibrariesFebruary7MediaReport.docClosingGovernment LibrariesJanuary25MediaReport.docThank you to Franklin Carter, Editor and Researcher, Freedom of Expression Committee, Book and Periodical Council, Toronto, Canada who compiled this list.

 

January 2014:

 

The Canadian news media continue to report the closing and consolidation of federally funded research libraries, especially libraries devoted to the environmental sciences.

 

Max Paris reports for CBC News:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fisheries-and-oceans-library-closings-called-loss-to-science-1.2486171

 

 

Marc Montgomery reports for Radio Canada International:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/01/09/closing-of-canadian-fisheries-libraries-alarms-scientists/

 

 

Gail Shea, the federal minister of fisheries and oceans, writes:
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2014/20140107-en.html

 

 

In the Calgary Herald, Margaret Munro reports:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/Last+chapter+many+Environment+Canada+libraries/9368919/story.html

 

 

In the National Post, Jen Gerson reports:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/07/suspicions-over-library-consolidation-as-critics-complain-harper-government-is-trashing-important-books/

 

 

In The Globe and Mail, Gloria Galloway reports:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/purge-of-canadas-fisheries-libraries-a-historic-loss-scientists-say/article16237051/

 

 

In The Tyee, Andrew Nikiforuk writes:

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/01/08/Scientists-Say-DFOs-Library-Closure-Defence-Doesnt-Add-Up/

 

 

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/01/09/Harper-Science-Library-Closure/

 

 

http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/12/30/Harper-Library-Closures/

 

 

In the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Peter Rusland reports:

http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/news/236955391.html

 

 

In Victoria’s Times Columnist, Jack Knox reports:

http://www.timescolonist.com/jack-knox-island-man-laments-gutting-of-fisheries-libraries-1.781749

 

 

The Writers’ Union of Canada comments:

http://www.writersunion.ca/news/are-library-closings-damaging-canada-s-collective-memory

 

 

In The Huffington Post, DeSmog Canada writes:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/desmog-canada/destruction-of-dfo-libraries_b_4569748.html

 

 

In Maple Ridge, B.C., Maria Raynolds comments:

http://www.mapleridgenews.com/opinion/letters/239171911.html

 

 

Coming up on The Fifth Estate: “The Silence of the Labs” with Linden MacIntyre:

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2012-2013/the-silence-of-the-labs

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