A recent article in The Tyee discusses Elizabeth May’s questioning in parliament of the legality of the cullings of federal government science libraries. “Under the Library and Archives of Canada Act, these materials are protected as the documentary heritage of Canadians,” argued May. Another article in Maclean’s quotes May, “This material was put together under the auspices of the government of Canada. Canadians paid for this material. This is not the Conservative party’s library to throw on the Dumpster. This belongs to Canadians.”
According to Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells, compared to Trudeau’s perspective that the Conservatives are “devoid of ideas”, “May is sure the government has ideas; that it is grandly pursuing them even when the rest of us are grandly bored with details; and that it is changing the country. She’s right.”
What do you think?