Canadian Lawmakers Recommend Sweeping Progressive Improvements to Copyright Law

May 16, 2019 For Immediate Release The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday released its long-awaited report on artist remuneration, as part of Parliament’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act. Titled Shifting Paradigms, the report makes twenty-two key recommendations focused on strengthening the rights of artists to control and earn from their work in the digital … Read more

Author Incomes in Steep Decline

October 22, 2018 For Immediate Release Author Incomes in Steep Decline A 27% drop in last three years suggests educational copying is devastating writers’ livelihoods The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) today released the results of its 2018 income survey report. Entitled Diminishing Returns: Creative Culture at Risk, the report documents a 27% decrease in … Read more

JO HATHERLY’S “RUNNING IN CIRCLES” WINS $2,500 CASH PRIZE

THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA’S 25TH ANNUAL SHORT PROSE COMPETITION The Writers’ Union of Canada is pleased to announce that Jo Hatherly has won the $2,500 cash prize for its 25th annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers, for the best story under 2,500 words, with her piece “Running in Circles.” In addition, the Union will … Read more