July 22, 2005 (9:00 pm ET)

The Canadian Library Association welcomes the July 22, 2005 announcement by
the Hon. John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for Canada
Post, that the Library Book Rate (LBR) will continue past the March 31, 2006
expiration of the current agreement between Canada Post and the Department
of Canadian Heritage.

CLA has prepared a grassroots information package on this issue that will be
available on the CLA Web site next week. The July 22, 2005 announcement
means the package will have to be revised and updated.

The library and information community's efforts are clearly making a
difference and we look forward to ensuring the long-term viability of the
Library Mail Rate.

For more details on these latest developments, please visit

Canadian Library Association
328 Frank Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0X8
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