|By Marketwired .||
|June 25, 2014 01:37 PM EDT||
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding of $18,113 for Les Editions des Plaines, a publishing house in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The Government of Canada provided this support under the Support for Publishers component of the Canada Book Fund to assist Les Editions des Plaines in producing, marketing, and distributing books in French in Western Canada.
-- Les Editions des Plaines has been publishing literary works and school textbooks supporting education in French in Western Canada since 1979. -- Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides annual funding to approximately 300 book publishers and industry organizations in more than 80 Canadian communities. -- Publishers in Canada generate more than $2 billion in revenues each year and employ around 9,000 Canadians. -- In 2011, approximately 7.3 million people in Canada reported French as their mother tongue.
"The coexistence of our two official languages enriches our culture. Les Editions des Plaines is a major promoter of French-language literature in Western Canada, and we are proud to support Canadian businesses like these that help strengthen the economy and cultural life of their region."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Thanks to the support from the Canada Book Fund, Canadian readers have greater access to the rich diversity of works by authors from all across the country."
-Joanne Therrien, President and Publisher in Chief
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages