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ACP statement on the death of Jack Rabinovitch

Members of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) were saddened to learn over the weekend of the death of Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Jack was a friend to many across our industry, and his commitment to Canadian writing is remembered and admired by publishers in all parts of the country. In establishing the Giller Prize, Jack generated new interest in Canadian books, and his enthusiasm for each year’s nominated books and authors brought excitement to the events around the award each fall.

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Canadian publishers call for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation to creators

In light of York University’s announcement that it will appeal last month’s Federal Court of Canada decision in Access Copyright v. York University, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls on York to stop relying on the copying policies that the Court found unfair, to end the illegal behaviours that result from those policies, and to re-engage in negotiations on fair compensation for the copying and use of copyright-protected materials.

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ACP releases submission on NAFTA and Canadian book publishing

In its submission to Global Affairs Canada’s consultations on the upcoming renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls for maintenance of NAFTA’s cultural exception, a renewed commitment to Canadian ownership of cultural industries, and stronger protections for copyright and intellectual property. 

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Independent publishers applaud Federal Court’s decision on Access Copyright v. York University

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes the decision of the Federal Court in the case of Access Copyright v. York University. The Court found that the guidelines around fair dealing are not fair and tariffs certified by the Copyright Board are enforceable. 

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Independent publishers applaud Supreme Court decision on Google v. Equustek

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes news of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the case of Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. et al.

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ACP to honour Kirk Howard and Michael Harrison at 2017 AGM

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce that Kirk Howard, founder and president of Dundurn Press, will be presented with the President’s Award at the association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. ACP is also delighted to present Michael Harrison with honorary lifetime membership in the association.

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Canadian publishers endorse TRC Calls to Actions

Canadian publishers endorse Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. 

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ACP Statement of Principles

In light of recent events in both Canada and the United States, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) affirms its commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, tolerance, and inclusion.

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Submission to Canadian Heritage on "Canadian Content in a Digital World"

ACP releases a submission to Canadian Heritage on "Canadian Content in a Digital World" consultations.

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ACP mourns the passing of Jim Douglas

It is with sadness that the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) shares news of the passing of Jim Douglas, who died September 24 in Vancouver. We extend our condolences to Douglas’ family, and the many friends and colleagues who worked with him over the course of his storied career.

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Registration is open for the 2012 ACP Annual General Meeting that will be held on June 14th to June 16th at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For information on PD topics, subsidies, accommodations, and to download a registration form, click here.

One of the highlights of the AGM will be presentations of honourary lifetime memberships to some people who have made enormous contributions to our industry: Peter Milroy, longtime active ACP participant, who retires this year as Director of UBC Press; and Wayne and Carry Dueck, venerable Saskatoon booksellers. Please join us as we celebrate Canadian publishing and the contributions to it of these distinguished individuals.