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

Study: Canada’s policy on foreign control in the book industry is ineffective

MONTREAL, QUEBEC—(June 6, 2018)—On the occasion of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, today the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) released Net Benefit: Canada’s Policy on Foreign Investment in the Book Industry. This longitudinal study commissioned by the association’s membership in 2017, was sparked by renewed public discussion in 2017 around the sale of McClelland and Stewart to … Read more