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Canadian history, heritage at risk from cuts to Libraries and Archives Canada, say academics

“On the tail end of a year that saw the Conservatives spend $28 million reenacting the War of 1812, some historians say the federal government is contributing to the erosion of the country’s historical institutions. York University professor Craig Heron told Postmedia News the Conservatives are “bleeding Canadian history dry” with cuts to Libraries and Archives Canada outlined in the 2012 budget. He is among the growing number of academics denouncing the spending cuts. Representatives from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) will be on Parliament Hill Thursday to unveil a campaign aimed at restoring funding to archives across the country.”

via Calgary Herald

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