The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is the national voice for Canada’s library communities.

The following pages contain links, documents and resources on the advocacy work the Canadian Library Association has performed to date.

CLA Statement on Public Access to the Internet (February 2015)

CLA Statement urging government to return Statistics Canada to its status as one of the world’s most respected National Statistical agencies (October 2014)

CLA Advocacy Update (December 2014)

The Canadian Library Association expresses concern regarding the transmission of unencrypted data via Adobe Digital Edition 4 software (October 2014)

Position Statement on the Fundamental Right of People who are Incarcerated to Read, Learn and Access Information (September 2014)

CLA Endorses The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development (August 2014)

Canadian Library Association Signs Letter Opposing the Use of TPP Negotiations (Trans-Pacific Partnerships) as Backdoor to Changing Canada’s Copyright Laws. (July 2014)

CLA Statement regarding Federal Government Library Consolidation and Closures (February 2014)

CLA Recommendations on Crown Copyright and Licensing (December  2013)

CLA Statement on Social Media Monitoring of Canadians (December 19, 2013)

CLA Response to Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government (September 2013)
CLA Responds to Canada’s Draft Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 Consultation ( October 2014)

CLA Response to Consultation Process on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (December 12, 2013)