Policies

B-10

Public Library Services in Aboriginal Communities

Moved by Aboriginal Peoples' Commission of Canada

WHEREAS every Canadian deserves access to a local public library;

WHEREAS an estimated 85% of Canadian First Nations communities do not have a local public library;

WHEREAS most Canadians know that a strong public library provides an opportunity to improve ongoing learning skills, literacy skills and social skills;

WHEREAS most First Nations are dependent on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for program funding, and WHEREAS Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has zero programs to support public libraries;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada supports the establishment of public library services in Aboriginal communities.