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 http://www.cla.ca/issues/lmr_update_july_22_2005.htm.



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