July 22, 2005

On July 21, 2005, Canada Post issued a media release noting it will not be
acting unilaterally to put an end to the Library Mail Rate.

CLA welcomes Canada Post CEO Moya Greene's decision to work with the federal
government and the library and information community to find a long-term
solution to the challenges Canada Post faces in funding this Program, which
provides access to information for Canadians. However, Canada Post's
commitment not to act unilaterally does not mean the Program will be
extended beyond March 31, 2006 - there is still a long way to go to ensure
its long-term survival and growth.

For more detailed information on this important issue, please visit

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