Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 28, 2014 09:57 ET

Statement by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Presentation of the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize and the Prix du recit Radio-Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 28, 2014) - The CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize and the Prix du récit Radio-Canada recognize talented and passionate Canadian writers and their unique works.

Today, these annual prizes were awarded to Patti-Kay Hamilton, for The Hunter and The Swan, (CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize) and Joanne Morency, for Tes lunettes sans ton regard (Prix du récit Radio-Canada).

Our Government is proud to support the book industry, an important part of our identity and economy. Book publishers in Canada generate over $2 billion in revenue every year and directly employ around 9,000 people. Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage supports approximately 300 book publishers and industry organizations every year in more than 80 cities.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I congratulate this year's finalists and winners on making such an important contribution to our rich culture and collective identity.

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages