Mr. Merv Tweed (Brandon—Souris, CPC)
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-509, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials).
Mr. Speaker, this bill is a reincarnate of Bill C-458 and Bill C-322. Due to some technical changes we had to make, we needed to reintroduce, but I assure the thousands of Canadians who have signed petitions that the bill remains intact.
The amendment would do two things. It would preserve a reduced rate for postage on books between libraries in Canada and would expand the library book rate program to include magazines, records, CDs, CD-ROMS, audio cassettes, video cassettes, DVDs and other audio-visual materials.
This is something that Canadian libraries and, indeed, all Canadians have been asking for since 1967.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)
Subtopic: Canada Post Corporation Act