Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 29, 2010 12:31 ET

The Government of Canada Invests in Horse-Canada Magazine

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lois Brown, Member of Parliament (Newmarket–Aurora) today announced funding for Horse-Canada magazine.

Horse-Canada magazine celebrates the joy of owning and caring for horses by contributing to the improvement of horse care and horse management in Canada. The magazine is published five times a year and is distributed across the country. The funds will contribute to the creation of Horse-Canada magazine's content through Canadian writing, designing, editing, and photography services.

"Our Government is proud to help magazines that speak to Canadians' interests and passions," said Minister Moore. "Horse-Canada magazine is an excellent source of information for horse-lovers throughout Canada."

"I am proud to recognize Canadian Horse Publications as a superb example of a Canadian publisher that produces many high-quality publications serving Canada's large equestrian industry and enthusiast population," said Ms. Brown.

"We're very pleased to receive financial support from the Government of Canada in recognition of Horse Publications Group's commitment to producing top-class magazines by and for Canadians," said Jennifer Anstey, Publisher.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $24,920 through the Support for Editorial Content (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcm-cmf/acr-sec/index-eng.cfm) component of the Canada Magazine Fund (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcm-cmf/index-eng.cfm). In February 2009, the Government announced that it would maintain its support for Canadian magazines through the creation of the Canada Periodical Fund (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/infoCNtr/cdm-mc/index-eng.cfm?action=doc&DocIDCd=CJM082334), a modern, streamlined program that will replace the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program (http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pgm/pap/index-eng.cfm). This new fund, which recently launched its Aid to Publishers(http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcp-cpf/aae-atp/index-eng.cfm) component, will continue to invest in periodicals like this one to increase the overall health of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Matthew Deacon, Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    matthew.deacon@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca