Letter to Merv Tweed

Mr. Merv Tweed, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

July 8, 2013

Dear Mr. Tweed,

On behalf of the over 370 members of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association, I would like to thank you for successfully championing legislation to protect the library book rate.  The passing into law of Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials) ensures that Canadian libraries can continue to share their collections with users throughout the country.  Your efforts over the past six years have been appreciated and will continue to be valued by APLA members as we exchange library material in all formats in support of literacy, learning and pan-Canadian understanding.

Thank you for your persistence on this issue and also for conveying the importance of libraries to engaged communities.  Unanimous support for your private member’s bill from both the House of Commons and the Senate cheers all who work in libraries in Canada.
Louise White
APLA President

CC. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister