May 28, 2022

Audio: Public Libraries: "Whither the Library" (Toronto Public Library)

From the CBC:

The City of Toronto is facing down a serious budget shortfall. And as city council looks for places to cut, councilor Doug Ford, the brother of Mayor Rob Ford, started counting library branches. Today we look at the debate over balancing the books by closing libraries.

Read Transcript/Listen to the CBC’s Current Program (Recorded on August 2, 2011)

Note: The Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world.

See Also: Poll Finds Large Majority of Canadians Want Their Public Libraries Publicly Funded

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