Harper Government Invests in Porcupine's Quill

ERIN, On, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - An investment in arts and culture in Erin will help boost the regional economy. Porcupine's Quill will continue to produce high-quality books for readers everywhere, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by the Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Porcupine's Quill is an award-winning publisher of books that sets itself apart with its use of modern printing technology to replicate the quality look and feel of a nineteenth-century letterpress product.

"This year marks the start of the five-year countdown to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. On the road to 2017, let us continue to celebrate all of the things that make Canada the united, prosperous and free country we are today."

"With its creative approach to publishing, Porcupine's Quill is a unique Canadian publisher," said Mr. Chong. "By investing in this publisher and the Canadian book industry, our Government is supporting our economy and enriching Canadian society."

"The Porcupine's Quill looks forward, with some confidence, to a celebration of our 40th corporate anniversary in 2014," said Tim Inkster, publisher. "This milestone will not be achieved without the continued support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Book Fund."

The Government of Canada has provided $18,561 in funding through the Support for Publishers stream of the Canada Book Fund (CBF). The principal objective of the CBF is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a strong Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

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Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

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