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

The Writers’ Union of Canada Launches 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) is pleased to launch its 25th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, which invites Canadian writers to submit a piece of fiction or nonfiction of up to 2,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to … Read more

Magazine Grands Prix to Merge with the National Magazine Awards

Toronto (November 1, 2017) – The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) and Magazines Canada are proud to announce a commitment to an ongoing collaboration to recognize and celebrate Canadian creators, editorial teams and the titles that publish their work with the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards. Starting December … Read more

Canadian publishers call for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation to creators

>>From the Association of Canadian Publishers Canadian publishers call for renewed dialogue with universities on fair compensation to creators TORONTO, ONTARIO—(August 3, 2017)—In light of York University’s announcement that it will appeal last month’s Federal Court of Canada decision in Access Copyright v. York University, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls on York to stop … Read more

ACP releases submission on NAFTA and Canadian book publishing

>> From the Association of Canadian Publishers   ACP releases submission on NAFTA and Canadian book publishing TORONTO, ONTARIO—(July 26, 2017)—In its submission to Global Affairs Canada’s consultations on the upcoming renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) calls for maintenance of NAFTA’s cultural exception, … Read more