Independent publishers respond to provincial governments’ legal attack on Canadian creators and publishers

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(February 28, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is alarmed by the legal actions launched last week by Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories (except Quebec, and in Ontario through the provinces’ school boards) against the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) demanding repayment of more than $25 million collected under a … Read more

AUTHOR GARY GEDDES WINS FREEDOM TO READ AWARD

Toronto – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is proud to announce that Gary Geddes (author, poet, anthologist and translator) is the recipient of the 2018 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of free expression. Past recipients include Deborah Campbell, Mohamed Fahmy, Janine … Read more

ANNOUNCING OUR FREEDOM TO READ CHAMPION: DOROTHY MACNAUGHTON

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Freedom to Read Champion, Dorothy Macnaughton. “Traditionally, when people talk about freedom to read, they talk about censorship: book burning, book banning and access to information that’s being intentionally kept from the public. But Dorothy Macnaughton has spent the last 20 years leading a different freedom-to-read fight: improving the … Read more

Canadian authors respond to unprecedented legal attack from provincial Education Ministers and School Boards

February 23 – The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) calls on those provincial ministries and school boards engaged in legal action against The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) to immediately withdraw their suit and pay fair compensation for the hundreds of millions of pages of creative content copied in Canada’s schools. The Writers’ Union … Read more