Library and Archives Canada to inaugurate its new Preservation Storage Facility

Media advisory

Gatineau, Quebec – Members of the media are invited to attend the opening of the first net-zero carbon archival preservation facility in the Americas. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be making the announcement alongside the Honourable Steven MacKinnon, Chief government whip and Member of Parliament for Gatineau, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, as well as several representatives from Government of Canada institutions that have played a key role in the success of the project. Ms. Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, will also be present.

A question period will follow the announcement.

Media are asked to confirm their attendance before close of business on November 23, 2022, by email at media@bac-lac.gc.ca

Date:

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Time:              

9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Place:           

Library and Archives Canada Preservation Storage Facility
(behind the Preservation Centre)
635 Boulevard du Carrefour
Gatineau, Quebec

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to acquire and preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Media Relations
Library and Archives Canada
819-994-4589
media@bac-lac.gc.ca

For more details and visuals, please contact the Media Relations team to get a copy of the media kit.

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