August 1, 2017

Canada’s Independent Publishers: Contributing to a productive and competitive Canada

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance

Summary of Recommendations 

1. Increase the Canada Book Fund’s annual budget from $39.1 million to $54 million.

2. Maintain Budget 2016’s commitment to increase the Canada Council’s annual budget to $360 million by 2020-21.

3. Ensure that reading and literacy programs for new Canadians, Indigenous communities, at-risk youth, and others are supported and maintained where they already exist, and establish programs where they do not.