Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 22, 2006 10:18 ET

Canada's New Government Supports Nine Quebec Publishers

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) - On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, Luc Harvey, Member of Parliament (Louis-Hebert), today announced funding totalling $846,892 for nine Quebec publishers. This support will enable them to expand their promotional activities and reach new markets, as well as increase their financial viability.

"By supporting these Canadian publishers, 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.

"Our Government is pleased to support the efforts made by these publishers to produce, promote, and distribute Canadian-authored books," added Mr. Harvey. "I encourage them to continue offering Canadian readers a wide range of books with which they can identify."

The following publishers will benefit from the funding announced today: Septembre Editeur S.E.N.C. ($177,905), les Editions Anne Sigier ($41,323), les Editions Gid ($80,968), les Editions Multimondes ($79,716), les Editions Septembre ($98,096), les Editions du Septentrion ($83,828), les Presses Inter Universitaires ($17,405), les Presses de l'Universite Laval ($141,822) and les Presses de l'Universite du Quebec ($125,829).

Canada's New Government has provided this funding under the Aid to Publishers and Supply Chain Initiative for Canada's book industry components of the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 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 under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Status of Women
    Chisholm Pothier
    Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Donald Boulanger
    A/Chief, Media Relations