Writers’ Trust Names Finalists for Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: Five Books Explore Canadian Politics Past and Present

March 27, 2018 – Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on May 9, 2018, at the annual Politics and the Pen gala.   Finalist books include biographies of the tenth prime minister of Canada and the first prime minister of … Read more

The League of Canadian Poets Announces the 2018 Poetry Awards Longlists

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Toronto, ON: In honour of World Poetry Day, The League of Canadian Poets are thrilled to announce, for the first time, longlists for the 2018 Poetry Awards, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. “This year, the 20th anniversary of National Poetry … Read more

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

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