Library, archives resist move


The Ottawa Citizen Is Reporting Canada's newly merged National Library and National Archives are refusing to give up their prestigious parliamentary address.
The institutions have for years complained about the old, leaky building they share on Wellington Street, but rebuffed an offer by Public Works and Government Services, the government's real estate arm, for a new home in Gatineau.
Canada is the first country to merge its national library and archives, a move the Chr├ętien government said would boost the sagging visibility, relevance and accessibility of the two nearly invisible institutions.

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