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.