Media Releases

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April 20, 2021 ACP welcomes Budget 2021 commitments and seeks targeted support for book publishers in its implementation
November 25, 2020 Canadian independent publishers call for review of sale of Simon & Schuster to
Bertelsmann/Penguin Random House 
November 20, 2020 A statement on bookstores and COVID-19
June 22, 2020 ACP announced 2020 AGM honourees
June 5, 2020 A statement from the ACP Board of Directors on anti-Black racism
April 29, 2020 Canadian publishers call for copyright reform in the face of broken legal framework
April 23, 2020 World Book Day: Global writing, publishing, and bookselling sector calls for support in response to pandemic
March 26, 2020 Canadian Publishers Launch “Read Aloud Canadian Books” Program for Teachers & Librarians
December 10, 2019 ACP statement on Post-Secondary Tariff
June 5, 2019 Canadian publishers urge action following conclusion of Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act
May 27, 2019 ACP announces 2019 AGM honorees
May 16, 2019 ACP welcomes Heritage Committee recommendations on copyright reform
May 16, 2019 Remembering Greg Younging, 1961 – 2019
March 20, 2019 ACP releases study on diversity in the Canadian publishing industry
November 26, 2018 Canadian publishers head to Ottawa for annual advocacy week
October 2, 2018 Canadian publishers welcome the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s continued protection of cultural industries
July 23, 2018 ACP statement on litigation between K-12 sector and Access Copyright
June 26, 2018 ACP welcomes Creative Export Strategy
June 21, 2018 Canadian publishers welcome settlement between Laval University and Copibec
June 6, 2018 Study: Canada’s policy on foreign control in the book industry is ineffective
May 22, 2018 ACP to honour Access Copyright at 2018 AGM
February 28, 2018 Independent publishers respond to provincial governments’ legal attacks on Canadian creators and publishers
October 2, 2017 ACP welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to strong, domestic creative industries
August 8, 2017 ACP statement on the death of Jack Rabinovitch
August 3, 2017 Canadian publishers call for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation to creators
July 26, 2017 ACP releases submission on NAFTA and Canadian book publishing
July 12, 2017 Independent publishers applaud Federal Court’s decision on Access Copyright v. York University
June 29, 2017 Independent publishers applaud Supreme Court decision on Googlev. Equustek
April 20, 2017 ACP to honour Kirk Howard and Michael Harrison at 2017 AGM
February 8, 2017 ACP statement of principles
February 8, 2017 Canadian publishers endorse Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action
November 28, 2016 Submission to Canadian Heritage consultations on “Canadian Content in a Digital World”
September 26, 2016 ACP mourns the passing of Jim Douglas
August 9, 2016 ACP stands in support of Turkish publishers the freedom to publish
June 15, 2016 Canadian publishers endorse federal initiatives supporting Indigenous Arts
May 11, 2016 ACP to honour Margaret Reynolds and founders of McNally Robinson at upcoming AGM
March 23, 2016 Canadian publishers welcome renewed investment in the Canada Council for the Arts and promotion of cultural industries abroad
March 3, 2016 Copyright Board decision offers little clarity on fair dealing for education
February 19, 2016 ACP statement on TWUC & CAA open letters
June 25, 2015 Budget pressures on Canadian university libraries force them to leave many Canadian-published books out of their collection
April 24, 2015 ACP to honour Linda Cameron with President’s Award
March 2015 Kate Edwards to success Carolyn Wood as ACP Executive Director
January 2015 Canadian book publishers respond to attack on Charlie Hebdo
October 2014 The Case for Stocking New Books: Open letter
August 2014 Statement on Open Access publishing of publicly funded research
February 2014 Federal budget increases stability of funding to Canadian book publishers
December 2013 Statement on non-renewal of Access Copyright licences
December 2013 Statement of Principles on Fair Dealing in Education
February 2013 Surveys reveal positive climate for independent Canadian publishing
November 2012 Independent publishers ask Canadians, “What did you read today?”
January 2012 Publishers mourn the loss of McClelland & Stewart
September 2011 Bill C-11: An Act to amend the Copyright Act
June 2011 ACP spins off digital services division as eBOUND Canada
May 2011 ACP to honour pioneering women of Canadian publishing with President’s Award
January 2011 Canadian Cultural Industries’ Joint Statement on Bill C-32
June 2010 Bill C-32: An Act to amend the Copyright Act
September 2009 Statement on copyright reform
June 2008 Statement on book pricing