Greetings APLA members:
The attached letter has gone to Mr. Merv Tweed, the MP who introduced Bill C-458, An Act to amend Canada Post Corporation (library materials) a.k.a. the Book Rate.  The APLA executive wrote the letter to endorse the position taken by CLA and ASTED, our national representatives for this issue.  I have attached the CLA / ASTED letter as well, for your information.
Please write a letter or an e-mail to your local MP . . . OR consider sending two, one from your library and one from home!  The e-mail address is [log in to unmask].  As we all know, the Book Rate is very important to libraries, and if in future it also covers non-book materials that will open up welcome possibilities.
Thanks very much!
Donna Bourne-Tyson
University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
P: (902) 457-6108  F: (902) 457-6445
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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