Submission to Canadian Heritage

All cultural industries have experienced transformative change over the past decade, and we applaud Minister Mélanie Joly for her leadership in reviewing Canadian Heritage’s cultural policy toolkit to ensure it is equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities the digital world presents.

We note that Heritage programs and policies have been instrumental to the development of a vibrant domestic publishing industry, owned and controlled by Canadians who are committed to serving Canadian readers and to bringing Canadian content to as wide an audience as possible. The programs and policies that support our sector are a vital component of the Canadian publishing ecosystem, and we value the opportunity to explore their relevance in today’s digital environment as part of this review.