Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 12, 2010 16:15 ET

Government of Canada Supports Salon du Livre de l'Outaouais

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament (Pontiac), today announced funding for the 32nd and 33rd editions of the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais.

"Canada's economy benefits greatly from the Canadian literary scene, which contributes thousands of jobs to our arts and culture sector," said Minister Moore. "Through its continued support of Canadian authors and publishers our Government is working to ensure that this sector remains strong and that readers everywhere continue to have access to talented Canadian authors and their works."

"By promoting and celebrating Canadian authors and publishers, the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais is contributing to the growth and development of Canadian literary creation," said Minister Cannon. "Also, thanks to the Salon, creators from the region will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their talent."

The Salon du livre de l'Outaouais is a not-for-profit organization that features and promotes the work of French-Canadian authors and publications from the Outaouais region.

"Le Salon du livre de l'Outaouais would like to thank the Department for its support," said Anne-Marie Trudel, the Director General. "The fact that this support is for the next two editions will facilitate the planning and organization of our event, thus permitting us to offer citizens the high-quality literary event to which they have become accustomed over thirty years."

The Government of Canada has provided $90,000 for the two editions of the Salon du livre through the Support for Organizations funding stream of the Canada Book Fund (CBF). The principal objective of the CBF is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a viable Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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    or
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