ACP releases study on diversity in the Canadian publishing industry

Download the press release ACP releases study on diversity in the Canadian publishing industry TORONTO, ONTARIO—(March 20, 2019)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) has released the results of its 2018 baseline survey measuring diversity in the English-language Canadian book publishing industry. The first survey of its kind conducted of the Canadian industry, the results were … Read more

Canadian publishers welcome the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s continued protection of cultural industries

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(October 2, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates the Government of Canada on this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). After more than a year of negotiations, the agreement maintains the cultural exception first established in the 1988 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, and continued under the North … Read more

ACP statement on litigation between K-12 sector and Access Copyright

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(July 23, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) notes that Access Copyright has served and filed its Statement of Defence and Counterclaim in the legal action initiated by Ontario school boards and the Ministries of Education for all provinces and territories except Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Together those plaintiffs are seeking to recover … Read more

ACP welcomes Creative Export Strategy

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(June 26, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) welcomes today’s announcement by Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, of the Creative Export Strategy, which will invest $125 million over five years to support the export initiatives of Canada’s creative industries. In addition to the creation of Creative Export Canada, a new funding program, … Read more

Canadian publishers welcome settlement between Laval University and Copibec

TORONTO, ONTARIO—(June 21, 2018)—The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) congratulates Copibec and Laval University on reaching an amicable resolution to their longstanding dispute over unlicensed copying of copyright-protected materials. Laval ended its licensing agreement with Copibec in 2014, which prompted the copyright collective to bring forward the suit against the university on behalf of publishers … Read more