Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 24, 2014 11:06 ET

Supporting Manitoba's Book Publishing Industry

University of Manitoba Press receives Government of Canada funding

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2014) - The University of Manitoba Press will receive $43,862 from the Canada Book Fund. Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will help the University of Manitoba Press offer more of its rich selection of Canadian-authored books to readers everywhere, in both digital and print formats.

Quick Facts

  • The University of Manitoba Press, founded in 1967, specializes in scholarly books about indigenous history, immigration and Canadian history.
  • The University of Manitoba Press has international distribution and promotes its books to both the scholarly and trade markets.
  • Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, Canadian Heritage provides support to approximately 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.
  • Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues every year and employ around 9,000 Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to ensuring readers everywhere have access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books that improve the quality of life in our communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The University of Manitoba Press strives to paint the picture of Canada's important history on the pages of its renowned books, and our Government is proud to help it continue to produce great educational literature."

- Rod Bruinooge, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South)

"The Canada Book Fund has provided important and stable to support to our press during this volatile time in the book industry. It's meant that we've been able to invest in new books and new processes that help us to remain competitive and successful."

-David Carr, Director, University of Manitoba Press

Associated Links

Canada Book Fund

University of Manitoba Press

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca