The Government of Canada supports Le Salon du livre de la Côte-Nord
SEPT-ÎLES, QC, April 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring readers everywhere can enjoy a broad range of books by Canadian authors. We are dedicated to working with the publishing industry and organizations that promote Canadian authors and publishers by increasing their visibility. Literary events that engage Canadians in their communities are an excellent way for Canadian authors to find new readers.
That is why our government has invested $39,000 for the 35th and 36th editions of Le Salon du livre de la Côte-Nord. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine), highlighted the benefits of this investment today, on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
This funding will help to promote the event and assist organizers so they can offer more of their rich selection of Canadian books to a range of readers in the region.
"I am proud that our government supports the book industry. Le Salon du livre de la Côte-Nord is a fantastic opportunity not only to promote Canadian books in this part of Quebec, but also to bring the community together and showcase the vibrant cultural scene."
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"For 35 years, le Salon du livre de la Côte-Nord has enriched the community through a vast array of activities, including a literary tour in the schools. It is one of the most important cultural gatherings in the region and our government is proud to offer its support."
—The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine)
The $39.1M Canada Book Fund (CBF) ensures access to a diverse range of books by Canadian authors, both nationally and internationally. The fund supports a strong book industry that publishes and markets Canadian books.
The Support for Organizations stream of the CBF supports collective marketing, professional development, industry association internships, and technology projects. Among other projects, this funding supports a range of book-related events hosted in large and small communities across the country.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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