Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 09, 2009 14:17 ET

CORRECTION: The Government of Canada Supports The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine

BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - This document corrects and replaces the news release sent today at 1:17 PM (ET). The 4th paragraphe has been added.

On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), today announced funding to support Albion Enterprises and The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine.

"Our Government is proud to encourage the growth of a wide variety of magazines across Canada," said Minister Moore. "The team behind The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine is a good example of a group that promotes Canadian-produced content that truly brings to life the real information and issues facing the subject."

"Magazines develop and maintain communities of Canadians with common interests, like fly fishing," said Mr. Kramp. I am proud of the great work The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine does-from right here in Belleville-to inform and entertain fly fishers across Canada."

"Without the help of the government, a great number of small Canadian magazines would be forced to drastically reduce their operations or would simply not make it," said Christopher Marshall, Editor and Publisher of The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine. "This financial support is an important contribution to the preservation of Canada's heritage; it allows us, for example, to promote one of the great outdoors activities for which Canada is famous. It is also an investment in our economy, as magazines create jobs and provide work to various suppliers."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $38,329 through the Support for Business Development for Magazine Publishers component of the Canada Magazine Fund. The Government recently announced that it would maintain its support for Canadian magazines through the creation of the Canada Periodical Fund, a modern, streamlined program that will replace the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program. This new fund, which will be launched in 2010-2011, will help magazines such as The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine reflect Canadian voices and interests for years to come.

For more information on the Canada Magazine Fund, visit www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcm-cmf/index-eng.cfm.

For more information on the Canada Periodical Fund, visit www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/infoCntr/cdm-mc/index-eng.cfm?action=doc&DocIDCd=CJM082334.

This news release is also available online at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155