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Response to the resignation of the head of Library and Archives

As the media continues to dig deeper into the expenses of Senator Mike Duffy, another institution just up the road is facing a spending scandal of its own. The head of Library and Archives Canada, Daniel Caron, resigned yesterday.

 

The controversy started when it was reported that Caron spent $4500 for private Spanish lessons. A spokesperson said Caron took the classes to have a basic ability in Spanish for international conferences. But then it was revealed Caron racked up more than $170 thousand in 2011 and 2012, for expenses such as meals, air travel and hotels.

 

His sudden resignation has many people asking: what's next for Library and Archives Canada?
James Opp is a historian at Carleton University and the co-director for the school's Centre for Public History, and he joined us with his thoughts.

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