Thursday, 3 May 2012

Canadian Federal Budget Cuts Culture & Heritage

It's been a while since this blog was updated, but the recent cuts to Parks Canada and Canada Archives has prompted me to get back on the horse. Despite my feeling about the way in which the Parks agency is managed, I am bewildered by the decision to cut staff and move the Atlantic Service Centre's conservation centre and historic and archaeological collection to Ottawa. This move literally will leave the few remaining staff archaeologists in Halifax without a collection. Here are a few links to news items surrounding the cuts:

Here is a blog by a Parks Employee:

Local news coverage of budget push-through:

A funny, if historically inaccurate, cartoon:

News about archives closure:

Parks Canada cuts:

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