Canadian history, heritage at risk from cuts to Libraries and Archives Canada, say academics

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By Christopher Curtis, Postmedia News, 21 November 2012

On the tail end of a year that saw the Conservatives spend $28 million reenacting the War of 1812, some historians say the federal government is contributing to the erosion of the country’s historical institutions.

York University professor Craig Heron told Postmedia News the Conservatives are “bleeding Canadian history dry” with cuts to Libraries and Archives Canada outlined in the 2012 budget. He is among the growing number of academics denouncing the spending cuts. (...)

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