Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 08, 2006 12:00 ET

Canada's New Government Supports Fenn Publishing Company

BOLTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, David Tilson, Member of Parliament (Dufferin-Caledon) today announced funding of $107,809 for the Fenn Publishing Company. This support will enable the company to expand its promotional activities and reach new markets, as well as increase its financial viability.

"By supporting a Canadian publisher, Canada's New Government is helping our literature to flourish, ensuring that Canadians have access to high-quality books, and encouraging a wide audience for our culture at home and abroad," said Minister Oda.

"I am pleased that our Government supports this local company in its efforts to produce, promote, and distribute Canadian-authored books," added Mr. Tilson. "The Fenn Publishing Company allows readers everywhere to discover the stories and vision of our creators."

Canada's New Government has provided this funding under the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Of this amount, $102,809 was provided under the Program's Aid to Publishers component, and $5,000 under its Supply Chain Initiative for Canada's book industry. BPIDP seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Canadian-owned and -controlled sector of the industry to publish and market Canadian books in both domestic and international markets.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Status of Women
    Chisholm Pothier
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    or
    Office of the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon
    Nicole Robins
    Constituency Assistant
    905-857-6080
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Donald Boulanger
    A/Chief, Media Relations
    819-994-9101