Saturday, October 31, 2009

Feds renew commitment to B.C. books

B.C.'s book publishers were breathing a sigh of relief on Friday afternoon after the federal government announced its commitment to five years of full funding from Ottawa, totalling $2.35 million, for the beleaguered industry.

Just weeks after the provincial government cut funding for publishers, federal Labour Minister Rona Ambrose announced, on behalf of Heritage Minister James Moore, support for the Canada Book Fund, which until recently was known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Program.