Mr. Speaker, I would like to inform the House that from April 16 to April 23 the Canadian Library Association is celebrating Information Rights Week.
Information Rights Week is an annual activity designed to bring attention to the importance of information issues and policy in Canadian life.
This year's theme, “You Have the Right to Remain Private”, demonstrates the CLA's priority to protect user privacy and confidentiality. The library profession has a commitment to an ethic of facilitating, not monitoring, access to information.
Libraries across Canada will be playing a leadership role in their communities by planning promotions and hosting programs highlighting confidentiality of user information.
We would like to thank the public libraries for their efforts and wish them success in this year's Information Rights Week.